small-claims court

noun
Updated on: 1 May 2018

Definition of small-claims court

: a special court intended to simplify and expedite the handling of small claims on debts

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First Known Use of small-claims court

1915

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SMALL-CLAIMS COURT Defined for English Language Learners

small-claims court

Definition of small-claims court for English Language Learners

  • law : a court where legal disputes over small amounts of money are settled


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small claims court

noun

legal Definition of small claims court

: a special court intended to simplify and expedite the resolution of minor disputes involving small claims

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