court of domestic relations

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court′ of domes′tic rela′tions

a court that handles family controversies. Also called domestic-relations court , family court.
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Noun1.court of domestic relations - 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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Willrich views the Court of Domestic Relations as an example of a specialized court used as such an instrument and influenced by a powerful private association like the Juvenile Protection Association.