court of domestic relations

noun phrase

Definition of court of domestic relations

: 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

First Known Use of court of domestic relations

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Court of domestic relations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20of%20domestic%20relations. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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court of domestic relations

court of domestic re·​la·​tions

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