court of domestic relations

court of domestic relations
court′ of domes′tic rela′tions
n.
law a court that handles family controversies
Also called domestic-relations court,family court

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • court of domestic relations — court of domestic re·la·tions often cap C&D&R: family court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • court of domestic relations — noun a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children) • Syn: ↑family court, ↑domestic relations court • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * : a court having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • court of domestic relations — Law. a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, esp. controversies between parent and child or husband and wife. Also called domestic relations court, family court. Cf. juvenile court. [1925 30] * * …   Universalium

  • court of domestic relations — Date: 1926 a court that has jurisdiction and often special advisory powers over family disputes involving the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in matters affecting the support, custody, and welfare of children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • domestic relations court — noun a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children) • Syn: ↑family court, ↑court of domestic relations • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic-relations court — domes′tic rela′tions court n. law court of domestic relations …   From formal English to slang

  • domestic relations court — noun Date: circa 1939 court of domestic relations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • domestic-relations court — /deuh mes tik ri lay sheuhnz/. See court of domestic relations. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • domestic-relations court — /deuh mes tik ri lay sheuhnz/. See court of domestic relations. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • domestic relations court — ☆ domestic relations court n. in some states, a court with jurisdiction over matters involving relations within the family or household, as between husband and wife or parent and child * * * …   Universalium

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