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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
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|Noun||1.||family court - a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)|
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