court of claims

noun phrase

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

Examples of court of claims in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last July, a court of claims judge sided with Cotton in rejecting the state’s argument. Anna Clark, ProPublica, 2 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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 21 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

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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