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family court Line breaks: fam¦ily court

Definition of family court in English:


A court of law that hears cases involving domestic issues such as divorce and child custody: the organization represents children in the family courts [as modifier]: a family court judge
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  • Many judges are specially appointed to hear family court matters only.
  • They went before a family court in order to win back custody of the boy.
  • Some of the decisions handed down by the family courts have led to a growing feeling among husbands that the courts are biased against them.

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