orphan's court

noun

: a probate court with jurisdiction in some states over the affairs of minors and the administration of estates

Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orphan's court was in 1713

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“Orphan's court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orphan%27s%20court. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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