small-claims court

[ smawl-kleymz ]
/ ˈsmɔlˈkleɪmz /

noun

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

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Also called small-debts court [smawl-dets] /ˈsmɔlˈdɛts/.

Origin of small-claims court

First recorded in 1920–25
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