Out-of-court definitions

out'əv-kôrt'
Managed or agreed upon between the parties to a dispute without the involvement or presence of a judge.

Reached an out-of-court settlement.

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Done outside a judicial proceeding, such as an out-of-court settlement.
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(law) Without resorting to formal legal action.

To avoid the negative publicity, we arrived at an out-of-court settlement.

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