English version

come before somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome before somebody/something phrasal verb formalSENDto be brought to someone in authority, especially a judge in a law court, to be judged or discussed by them When you come before the judge, it’s best to tell the truth. The case will come before the courts next month. come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come before They also want the latest and greatest to be completely compatible with everything that came before it.In Leicester youth court, the influx of 17-year-olds has doubled the number of juvenile offenders coming before magistrates.Which is fine-but nothing that comes before television is covered in any detail at all.John Titford came before the church & made a profession of his faith to their satisfaction.Our report will come before the Council for the first time a week today.Quill is a lead plaintiff in one of the most important, emotional cases to come before the high court in 1997.These claims are being tested in a case that came before the Law Lords last week.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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