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A court having jurisdiction over matters involving children below a certain age, especially those who may be delinquent, in need of supervision, subject to adoption, or charged with committing a criminal offense, but are not be tried in adult criminal court.
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(Law) the former name for youth court
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a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally those of less than 18 years.
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|Noun||1.||juvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children|
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