What is courthouse?

  • (noun): A building that houses judicial courts.
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A courthouse (sometimes spelled court house) is a building that is home to a local court of law and often the regional county government as well, although this is not the case in some larger cities. The term is common in North America. In most other English speaking countries, buildings which house courts of law are simply called "courts" or "court buildings". In most of Continental Europe and former non-English speaking European colonies, the equivalent term is a palace of justice, ("Palais de Justice").

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Perkins Eastman - Practice - Courts and Public
... Eastman has grown its public sector practice to include projects like the Ithaca City Courthouse (1993), a small court building and police headquarters for ... These paved the way for larger projects like the Queens Civil Courthouse (1997), which was widely published and received several design awards, the renovation of the historic Foley Square Courthouse (1999) in New ... Custom House, New York, New York, USA Brooklyn Supreme/Family Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, USA Chongqing Library, Chongqing, China Ithaca Court House, Ithaca ...
Courthouse, Arlington, Virginia
... a justice center consisting of a jail, courthouse and police HQ ... Woodbury once stood near the site of the current Arlington County Courthouse (14th St ... by Wilson Boulevard, Cleveland Street, Fairfax Drive, Arlington Boulevard and Courthouse Road ...
Parker County Courthouse
... The Parker County Courthouse is an historic building located at Courthouse Square in Weatherford, Texas, the seat of Parker County ... The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1971 ...
Marion County Courthouse (West Virginia)
... The Marion County Courthouse is a Beaux-Arts style building in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the United States ... The courthouse was constructed from 1897 to 1900, and was designed by the architectural firm of Yost Packard of Columbus, Ohio ... The courthouse, located at the intersection of Adams and Jefferson Streets in downtown Fairmont, and the adjacent American Foursquare-style sheriff's residence, were jointly added to the National ...
Putnam County Courthouse (New York)
... New York's Putnam County Courthouse is located on Gleneida Avenue (NY 52) across from the eastern terminus of NY 301 in downtown Carmel, the county seat ... itself was established, it is the second-oldest county courthouse still in use in the state after Fulton County's ...

More definitions of "courthouse":

  • (noun): A government building that houses the offices of a county government.

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