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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.
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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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