court of claims
Date: 1691 a court that has jurisdiction over claims (as against a government)

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  • Court of Claims — 1 often cap both Cs: a court (as in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia) that has jurisdiction primarily over cases involving claims against the state 2 cap: a former court succeeded by the United States Claims Court see also united… …   Law dictionary

  • Court of claims — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court of claims — court′ of claims′ n. law a court specializing in claims against the federal government, a state government, its agencies, etc • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • court of claims — a court having jurisdiction over claims (as against a government) the United States Court of Claims * * * U.S. Law. 1. a court specialized in adjudicating claims against the federal government and its agencies. 2. a special state court… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Claims — The federal Court of Claims was established in 1855. The Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982 abolished this Court and created a new United States Claims Court. Combined with the also abolished United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Claims — The federal Court of Claims was established in 1855. The Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982 abolished this Court and created a new United States Claims Court. Combined with the also abolished United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Claims — The Court of Claims can refer to: Ohio Court of Claims Court of Claims (United Kingdom) Court of Claims (United States), a federal court which existed from 1855 to 1982 United States Court of Federal Claims, an existing federal court established… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Claims — The federal court, created by statute, and vested with jurisdiction of claims against the United States. 28 USC §§ 1491 et seq.; United States v Sherwood, 312 US 584, 85 L Ed 1058, 61 S Ct 767; the designation given in some of the stales to the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of claims — U.S. Law. 1. a court specialized in adjudicating claims against the federal government and its agencies. 2. a special state court specialized in adjudicating claims against the state, its subdivisions, and its agencies. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Court of Claims — noun US a federal court that tries claims against the government …   English new terms dictionary

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