small-claims court


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small-claims court

(smôl′klāmz′)
n.
A special court or session of court established for the simplified litigation of legal claims below a certain amount.

small′-claims′ court`


n.
a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usu. without the services of lawyers.
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Small-claims court may be a good option if the amount owed isn't that high.
He rules that small-claims court with a rod of iron, a viper's tongue - and a nice line in savage putdowns, like: "I can smell a lie like a fart in a lift.
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