Course Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Course, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Course?

In the middle of being actively involved with a particular work like in the course of business.

History and Meaning of Course

The term "course" has its roots in the Old French word "cours" which means "running," "flow," or "route." In modern legal contexts, the term often refers to the progression or sequence of events in a particular business or legal matter. It is used to describe ongoing or active involvement in a project or work.

Examples of Course

  1. In the course of running their business, the owners discovered multiple instances of employee theft.
  2. During the course of the trial, the prosecution presented extensive evidence to prove their case.
  3. In the course of negotiating the contract, both parties agreed to several key terms.
  4. The events that occurred during the course of the investigation were crucial to the case.
  5. The company was found to have acted unlawfully in the course of conducting its business.

Legal Terms Similar to Course

  1. Progression - refers to the sequence or order of events in a legal matter.
  2. Ongoing - describes something that is continuing or in progress.
  3. Active - refers to a state of involvement or engagement in a particular process or project.