What is COURT-HOUSE? Definition of COURT-HOUSE in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
The building occupied for the public sessions of a court, with its various offices. The building occupied and appropriated according to law for the holding of courts. Board of Sup'rs of Stone County v. O'Neal, 130 Miss. 57, 93 So. 483, 483 Johnson City Buick -Co. v. Johnson, 165 Tenn. 349, 54 S.W.2d 946.
The term may be used of a place temporarily occupied for the sessions of a court, though not the recrular court house. Harris v. State, 72 Miss. 960, 18 So. 387, 33 L.R.A. 85; Vigo County v. Stout, 136 Ind. 53, 35 N.E. 683, 22 R. A. 398.
The word may be synonymous with "county site" and signify the seat of government. Board of Revenue of Jefferson County v. Huey, 195 Ala. 83, 70 So. 744, 746.
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