open court

Definitions of "open court"
  1. A formal, judicial meeting presided over by a judge with the presence of involved parties and their lawyers, held to conduct authorized affairs, and documented for future reference
  2. A publicly accessible court session, allowing anyone to attend
How to use "open court" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled that the witness testimony would be given in open court, so the public could also hear.
  2. Due to the sensitive nature of the case, it was decided it would not be held in open court.
  3. The lawyer argued for the case to be transferred to open court to ensure transparency in the proceedings.

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