Inns of Court[ĭnz]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the four legal societies in London having the exclusive right to admit persons to practice at the bar
- the four groups of buildings (Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple, and Middle Temple) belonging to these societies
Origin: see inn,
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The four legal societies in England founded about the beginning of the 14th century and having the exclusive right to confer the title of barrister on law students.
- The buildings housing the Inns of Court.