out of court

out of court
1. : without a court hearing : by private arrangement

settling the dispute out of court

2. : out of consideration : extraneous to a discussion : too ill-advised or ridiculous to be considered

the nationalists … have put themselves out of court as desirable rulers of African communities — A.P.Ryan

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out of court
1. Without a trial in a lawcourt
2. Without claim to be considered
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Main Entry:court

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out of court adverb
Thesaurus: relating to the law or laws or the work of lawyershyponym
Main entry: out-of-court

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1) before a legal hearing can take place

they are trying to settle the squabble out of court | [as adj.] an out-of-court settlement

2) treated as impossible or not worthy of consideration

the price would put it out of court for most private buyers

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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