Meaning of European Court in English:

European Court


  • 1(In full "European Court of Human Rights") the court, based in Strasbourg, established under the European Convention on Human Rights in 1959 to give judgment in cases concerning human rights.

  • 2(In full "European Court of Justice") the highest court of the European Union and its predecessors, based in Luxembourg.


1950s; earliest use found in The Times.