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Court vs. Jail

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The main difference between Court and Jail is that the Court is a judicial institution with the authority to resolve legal disputes and Jail is a place in which people legally are physically confined and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms

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  • Court (noun)

    An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

    "The girls were playing in the court."

  • Court (noun)

    Royal society.

  • Court (noun)

    A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.

  • Court (noun)

    The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

    "The noblemen visited the queen in her court."

  • Court (noun)

    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.

    "The queen and her court traveled to the city to welcome back the soldiers."

  • Court (noun)

    Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

  • Court (noun)

    The administration of law.

  • Court (noun)

    Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.

  • Court (noun)

    The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

    "Many famous criminals have been put on trial in this court."

  • Court (noun)

    The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of cases.

    "The court started proceedings at 11 o'clock."

  • Court (noun)

    A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

  • Court (noun)

    The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

  • Court (noun)

    The session of a judicial assembly.

    "The court is now in session."

  • Court (noun)

    A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

    "The local sports club has six tennis courts and two squash courts."

    "The shuttlecock landed outside the court."

  • Court (verb)

    To seek to achieve or win.

    "He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted."

  • Court (verb)

    To risk (a consequence, usually negative).

    "He courted controversy with his frank speeches."

  • Court (verb)

    To try to win a commitment to marry from.

  • Court (verb)

    To engage in behavior leading to mating.

    "The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance."

  • Court (verb)

    To attempt to attract.

  • Court (verb)

    To attempt to gain alliance with.

  • Court (verb)

    To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.

    "She's had a few beaus come courting."

  • Court (verb)

    To engage in courtship behavior.

    "In this season, you can see many animals courting."

  • Court (verb)

    To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

  • Jail (noun)

    A place or institution for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

  • Jail (noun)

    Confinement in a jail.

  • Jail (noun)

    The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).

  • Jail (noun)

    In dodgeball and related games, the area where players who have been struck by the ball are confined.

  • Jail (noun)

    A kind of sandbox for running a guest operating system instance.

  • Jail (verb)

    To imprison.

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  • Court (noun)

    An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

  • Court (noun)

    The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.

  • Court (noun)

    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.

  • Court (noun)

    Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

  • Court (noun)

    Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

  • Court (noun)

    The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

  • Court (noun)

    The session of a judicial assembly.

  • Court (noun)

    Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

  • Court (noun)

    A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

  • Court

    To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

  • Court

    To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

  • Court

    To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

  • Court

    To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

  • Court (verb)

    To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

  • Jail (noun)

    A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

  • Jail

    To imprison.

Webster Dictionary
  • Court (noun)

    an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

  • Court (noun)

    the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

  • Court (noun)

    a specially marked area within which a game is played;

    "players had to reserve a court in advance"

  • Court (noun)

    a room in which a law court sits;

    "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

  • Court (noun)

    a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings;

    "the house was built around an inner court"

  • Court (noun)

    the residence of a sovereign or nobleman;

    "the king will visit the duke's court"

  • Court (noun)

    the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

  • Court (noun)

    a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

  • Court (noun)

    Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

  • Court (noun)

    respectful deference;

    "pay court to the emperor"

  • Court (verb)

    make amorous advances towards;

    "John is courting Mary"

  • Court (verb)

    seek someone's favor;

    "China is wooing Russia"

  • Court (verb)

    engage in social activities leading to marriage;

    "We were courting for over ten years"

  • Jail (noun)

    a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  • Jail (verb)

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"

    "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

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