court of claims

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court of claims

n. pl. courts of claims
1. A court in some states handling claims against the state.
2. Court of Claims A federal court handling claims against the US government.
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court′ of claims′


n.
a court specializing in claims against the federal government, a state government, its agencies, etc.
[1685–95]
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