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- n. Law A court with jurisdiction over all cases involving children under a specified age, usually 18 years.
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- n. a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children
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An account of the juvenile court would be incomplete without at least a passing reference to Judge Ben B. Lindsey, of Denver, Colorado, who, through his numerous magazine articles and public addresses throughout the United States upon the juvenile court, is so intimately associated with the institution in the public mind.
Probation is of such importance that it has been termed the keystone of the juvenile court system.