court of domestic relations

noun phrase

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of court of domestic relations was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Court of domestic relations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

court of domestic relations

court of domestic re·​la·​tions
often capitalized C&D&R
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