The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
The sovereign and the people surrounding him or her.
A gathering where the King and Queen, Prince and Princess, or Baron and Baroness make announcements and give awards. There is usually a Court of some kind at every event.
When our Baron or visiting Royalty hold court, they sit upon thier thrones, all the populace gathers in their best garb and listens to what the Nobility has to say, most often they give out awards. All of the titles you hear people being called by in the SCA, Baron, Duke, Countess, Lady... are awarded to them based on merit usually during a Court. You can see some of these awards (called Scrolls) on our Scribe's Guild page. Don't worry, you can sit in the back and just watch, if you're lucky you can find someone to give you a running commentary on what is going on. Court is not held at all events.
Her Majestyâ€(tm)s Court of Queenâ€(tm)s Bench for Saskatchewan.
Gathering before the Crown (or it's representative) for royal announcements and awards.
the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"
the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
a bit self-congratulatory and subjectively judgmental when it announces that the remedy granted is "adequate" when it has done the best it can in the circumstances
an official, public forum which a sovereign
a stage upon which the sovereign conducts his show so as to satisfy the rest of the world that his decision is a good one
A Krewe's King, Queen, Maids and Dukes
Court derives from the Latin cohors meaning a yard and the retinue or persons (a cohort) which gathered in the enclosed place. The word thus gained a range of uses: the people associated with a king; the place in which legal judgements are given; a place in front of a palace; an enclosed rectangular space within a building. It is ironic, given this derivation, that many courtyards in twentieth century buildings are used only as lightwells.
A gathering at an event where the Baron and Baroness, Prince and Princess, or King and Queen present awards, make announcements, receive presentations, appoint officers, or transact other business. A formal occasion.
In this booklet, court refers to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench.
The king, queen, maids, dukes and other mock royalty of a Carnival organization.
The word generally refers to a formal gathering of an SCA chapter, presided over by its ceremonial leaders. The primary activities of a court include announcements, presentations and awards from the leaders to individuals in the group.