[uncountable] used for referring to the process of taking a legal action against someone
go to court (=begin a court case): She threatened to go to court if he did not pay up.
take someone to court (=begin a case against someone): Lynn took her employers to court for compensation.
come to court (=start to be discussed in court): It took five years for the case to come to court.
settle out of court (=agree to pay someone in order to avoid a court case): Mr Lodge settled out of court for £50,000.
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