Inns of Court[ĭnz]
Inns of Court definition by Webster's New World
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- 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,
Inns of Court definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.