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  • bring before — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring before : present tense I/you/we/they bring before he/she/it brings before present participle bringing before past tense brought before past participle brought before 1) bring someone before… …   English dictionary

  • Bring — Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bring somebody before somebody — ˈbring sb/sth before sb derived (formal) to present sb/sth for discussion or judgement • The matter will be brought before the committee. • He was brought before the court and found guilty. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something before somebody — ˈbring sb/sth before sb derived (formal) to present sb/sth for discussion or judgement • The matter will be brought before the committee. • He was brought before the court and found guilty. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring — / briŋ/ vt brought / brȯt/, bring·ing, / briŋ iŋ/: to begin or commence (a legal proceeding) through proper legal procedure: as a: to put (as a lawsuit) before a court this is an action brought to recover damages b: to formally …   Law dictionary

  • bring — v. 1) (A) ( to carry ) she brought word to them; or: she brought them word 2) (C) ( to carry ) he brought a book for me; or: he brought me a book 3) (d; tr.) ( to present ) to bring before (to bring a proposal before a committee) 4) (d; tr.) ( to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • court — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 law ADJECTIVE ▪ civil, criminal ▪ She should seek damages through the civil courts. ▪ The case will be tried before a criminal court. ▪ The burden of proof is lower in a civil court than a …   Collocations dictionary

  • Court of Chancery — This article is about the English civil court. For other uses, see Court of Chancery (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • court — /kawrt, kohrt/, n. 1. Law. a. a place where justice is administered. b. a judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of cases. c. a session of a judicial assembly. 2. an area open to the sky and mostly or entirely… …   Universalium

  • Court — /kawrt, kohrt/, n. Margaret Smith, born 1942, Australian tennis player. * * * I In architecture, an outdoor room surrounded by buildings or walls. Courts have existed in all civilizations from the earliest recorded times. The small garden court… …   Universalium

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