Etymology
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courthouse (n.)

also court-house, "building in which courts of law are held," late 15c., from court (n.) + house (n.). In Virginia and the Upper South, it also can mean "county seat."

updated on April 19, 2018

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Definitions of courthouse from WordNet

courthouse (n.)
a government building that houses the offices of a county government;
courthouse (n.)
a building that houses judicial courts;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.