juvenile court

noun

Definition of juvenile court

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

First Known Use of juvenile court

1899


Law Dictionary

juvenile court

noun

Legal Definition of juvenile court

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


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