Managed or agreed upon between the parties to a dispute without the involvement or presence of a judge.
Reached an out-of-court settlement.
Done outside a judicial proceeding, such as an out-of-court settlement.
Webster's New World Law
(law) Without resorting to formal legal action.
To avoid the negative publicity, we arrived at an out-of-court settlement.
Out-of-court Sentence Examples
The "Spanish insurgents" were equally placed out of court.
It is the chief of the dogmatic or polemical works, and rules the accuser out of court at the very opening of the case.
It is in any case unfair to decide questions by disparaging terms, and to argue as if the whole choice were between materialistic or idealistic monism, leaving realism out of court.
So far as criminal cases are concerned, the courts have no power to hear them in private, nor have they any power to order adults (men or women) out of court during the hearing.
In these circumstances, due weight should be given to Bacon's own assertions of his perfect innocence and purity of intention; they ought not to be put out of court unless found in actual contradiction to the facts, and the reverse of this is the case, so far as has yet appeared.'