family court

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

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1917

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family court

noun

legal Definition of family court

: a court that has jurisdiction and often advisory powers over domestic disputes involving the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in matters affecting the support, custody, and welfare of children — compare juvenile court

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