from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A court having the judicial authority to investigate and decide on cases involving marital and especially parental rights and obligations, including child custody, support, and well-being.
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- n. a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
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