small-claims court



a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usually without the services of lawyers.

Origin of small-claims court

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called small-debts court [smawl-dets] /ˈsmɔlˈdɛts/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for small claims court

small claims court


British and Canadian a local court with jurisdiction to try civil actions involving small claims
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