Court Court, n. Court of claims (Law), a court for settling claims against a state or government; specif., a court of the United States, created by act of Congress, and holding its sessions at Washington. It is given jurisdiction over claims on contracts against the government, and sometimes may advise the government as to its liabilities. Couveuse Cou`veuse", n. [F.] (Med.) An incubator for sickly infants, esp. those prematurely born., Court Court, v. i. 1. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.