juvenile court


noun

a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally of less than 18 years.

Nearby words

  1. juvenescence,
  2. juvenescent,
  3. juvenile,
  4. juvenile cataract,
  5. juvenile cell,
  6. juvenile delinquency,
  7. juvenile delinquent,
  8. juvenile diabetes,
  9. juvenile hormone,
  10. juvenile muscular atrophy

Origin of juvenile court

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for juvenile court

juvenile court

noun

the former name for youth court
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