small claims court

small-claims court

[smawl-kleymz]
noun
a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usually without the services of lawyers.
Also called small-debts court [smawl-dets] .


Origin:
1920–25

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small claims court
 
n
(Brit), (Canadian) a local court with jurisdiction to try civil actions involving small claims

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