juvenile court

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of 18

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First Known Use of juvenile court

1899

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juvenile court

noun

legal Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency proceedings or other civil proceedings involving minors or juveniles — compare family court

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