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court' of domes'tic rela'tions

a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, esp. controversies between parent and child or husband and wife. Also called domestic-relations court, family court. Cf. juvenile court.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

court of common pleascourt of equity
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