Definition of base court in English:

base court

Pronunciation /ˈbeɪs kɔːt/


historical Architecture
  • The lower or outer court of a castle or mansion, occupied by the servants. Also: a court at the back of an early farmhouse, containing the outbuildings.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat. From base + court.