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small-claims court

[smawl-kleymz] /ˈsmɔlˈkleɪmz/
noun
1.
a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usually without the services of lawyers.
Also called small-debts court
[smawl-dets] /ˈsmɔlˈdɛts/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of small-claims court
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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