hold court

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References in classic literature ?
Xanila explained that this was one of the anterooms off the main throneroom in which the king was accustomed to hold court with his entire retinue.
The chief justice will also hold court on Sunday to hear a suo motu notice against rape-cum-murder of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur.
but may hold court in elegant patterns of a Bach sonata