courtroom etymology

English word courtroom comes from English court, English room

Detailed word origin of courtroom

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).. [...]
room English (eng) (dialectal, or, obsolete) Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.. (nautical) Off from the wind. (dialectal, or, obsolete) Wide; spacious; roomy. (Internet, countable) A forum or chat room. [from 20th c.]. (always, _, in the singular) The people in a room. [from 17th c.]. (archaic) A particular portion of space. [from 11th c.]. (caving) A portion of a cave that is wider than a passage. [...]
courtroom English (eng) The room where a judge presides over hearings and trials, sometimes with a jury.