courthouse courthouse  /ˈkɔrt ˌhaʊs/


  1. (n) a government building that houses the offices of a county government
  2. (n) a building that houses judicial courts


  1. From PTI Magazine April 2, 1956 New Sounds in a Courthouse.
  2. It was only once the courthouse emptied during the lunch recess that the judge noticed her and asked why she was there.
  3. The restless crowd in the public square, the campaign posters on the courthouse maples and the granite-faced strangers swaggering in the streets of Athens, Tenn.


  1. Courthouse statue gets cleaning

    The Hiker, a statue that has graced the north lawn of the Lucas County Courthouse for nearly a century, is getting its boots shined.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade

  2. COURTHOUSE ATTACK: Man Pleads Guilty

    A Mason City man is pleading guilty to attacking two Story County Attorneys at the courthouse earlier this year. Major...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHO-TV 13 Des Moines

  3. Newton County Courthouse opening delayed after bomb threat received; no explosive device found

    County employees and residents were kept away from the Newton County Courthouse on Tuesday morning as authorities made a search after a bomb threat. Sheriff Ken Copeland said a call came to the dispatch center at the sheriff’s office about 5:45 a.m. He said a male caller said a bomb was in the courthouse and would explode at 9 a.m.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe

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