court of domestic relations

court of domestic relations
noun
a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature

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: a court having jurisdiction of family disputes that involve the rights and duties of husband and wife and parent and child especially in matters affecting support, custody, and welfare of children and often having advisory and investigative powers and the assistance of psychiatrists, physicians, and other experts — called also family court; compare juvenile court

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Law.
a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, esp. controversies between parent and child or husband and wife. Also called domestic-relations court, family court. Cf. juvenile court.
[1925-30]

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court of domestic relations,
a court that may decide legal issues between members of a family; domestic relations court.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • court of domestic relations — court of domestic re·la·tions often cap C&D&R: family court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • court of domestic relations — court′ of domes′tic rela′tions n. law a court that handles family controversies Also called domestic relations court,family court …   From formal English to slang

  • court of domestic relations — Law. a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, esp. controversies between parent and child or husband and wife. Also called domestic relations court, family court. Cf. juvenile court. [1925 30] * * …   Universalium

  • court of domestic relations — Date: 1926 a court that has jurisdiction and often special advisory powers over family disputes involving the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in matters affecting the support, custody, and welfare of children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • domestic relations court — noun a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children) • Syn: ↑family court, ↑court of domestic relations • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic-relations court — domes′tic rela′tions court n. law court of domestic relations …   From formal English to slang

  • domestic relations court — noun Date: circa 1939 court of domestic relations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • domestic-relations court — /deuh mes tik ri lay sheuhnz/. See court of domestic relations. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • domestic-relations court — /deuh mes tik ri lay sheuhnz/. See court of domestic relations. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic relations court — ☆ domestic relations court n. in some states, a court with jurisdiction over matters involving relations within the family or household, as between husband and wife or parent and child * * * …   Universalium

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