courthouse etymology

English word courthouse comes from English court, English house

Detailed word origin of courthouse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
court English (eng) (intransitive) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.. (intransitive) To engage in courtship behavior.. (transitive) To attempt to attract.. (transitive) To attempt to gain alliance with.. (transitive) To engage in behavior leading to mating.. (transitive) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.. (transitive) To risk (a consequence, usually negative).. [...]
house English (eng) (US, dialect) A small stand of trees in a swamp.. (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart. [from 14thc.]. (cartomancy) The fourth Lenormand card.. (chess, now, rare) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece. [from 16thc.]. (curling) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice. [from 19thc.]. (metaphorical) a place of rest [...]
courthouse English (eng) (US) The public building where most American counties have their county offices.. A public building housing courts of law.

Words with the same origin as courthouse

Descendants of house
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