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A courtyard or court is a circumscribed area , often surrounded by a building or complex, that is open to the sky . Such spaces in inns and public buildings were often the primary meeting places for some purposes, leading to the other meanings of court . Both of the words court and yard derive from the same root , meaning an enclosed space . See yard and garden for the relation of this set of words .