court of claims

noun phrase

Definition of court of claims

: a court that has jurisdiction over claims (as against a government)

First Known Use of court of claims

1691, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of court of claims was in 1691

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“Court of claims.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20of%20claims. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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court of claims

Legal Definition of court of claims

1 often capitalized both Cs : a court (as in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia) that has jurisdiction primarily over cases involving claims against the state
2 capitalized : a former court succeeded by the United States Claims Court — see also united states court of federal claims

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