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family court

n.
A court that hears cases involving children, especially pertaining to parental rights and obligations, as well as certain other cases concerning marital and family relations. Also called domestic relations court.

court′ of domes′tic rela′tions


n.
a court that handles family controversies. Also called domestic-relations court , family court.
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Noun1.family court - a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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FORMER Newcastle United star David Ginola has failed in a bid to have reporters barred from a private family court hearing after becoming involved in a dispute over money with his ex-wife.
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