Orphans' court
Orphan Or"phan, n. [L. orphanus, Gr. ?, akin to L. orbus. Cf. {Orb} a blank window.] A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living. [1913 Webster]

{Orphans' court} (Law), a court in some of the States of the Union, having jurisdiction over the estates and persons of orphans or other wards. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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