orphan's court

noun

Definition of orphan's court

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

First Known Use of orphan's court

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Orphan's court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orphan%27s%20court. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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