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1 Clear area enclosed by walls or surrounded by buildings, such as a space left for the admission of light and air, an area around a castle keep, a forecourt or cour d'honneur in front of a grand house, a cortile, a Cambridge college quadrangle, or a cloister.

2 Princely or Royal residence (as at Hampton Court Palace).

3 Building where legal tribunals sit.

Subjects: Architecture.

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