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youth court

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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːθkɔːt
 
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Definition of youth court in English:

noun

A court of law responsible for the trial of young offenders, (in the UK) replacing the former juvenile courts.
Example sentences
  • In most cases the appropriate place of trial will be the youth court.
  • She will return to the youth court for crown court committal.
  • A youth court was told she ‘nearly passed out’ when she returned home in Clacton from hospital.

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