juvenile court

juvenile court
noun Date: 1899 a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of 18

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • juvenile court — n: a court that has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency proceedings or other civil proceedings involving minors or juveniles compare family court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • juvenile court — juvenile courts N VAR A juvenile court is a court which deals with crimes committed by young people who are not yet old enough to be considered as adults …   English dictionary

  • juvenile court — ☆ juvenile court n. a law court for cases involving young persons under a specified age, usually 18 years …   English World dictionary

  • juvenile court — noun count or uncount a government department that is responsible for justice in cases where young people are involved in a crime or legal problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Juvenile court — A juvenile court or young offender court is a court of law having special authority to try and pass judgments for crimes committed by children or adolescents who have not attained the age of majority. In most modern legal systems, crimes… …   Wikipedia

  • juvenile court — a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally of less than 18 years. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * Special court handling problems of delinquent, neglected, or abused children. Two types of cases are processed by a juvenile court: civil… …   Universalium

  • Juvenile Court — Filmdaten Originaltitel Juvenile Court Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • juvenile court — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms juvenile court : singular juvenile court plural juvenile courts a law court that deals with children and teenagers …   English dictionary

  • juvenile court — noun a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * ˌjuvenile ˈcourt [juvenile court] noun a court that deals with young people who are not yet adults …   Useful english dictionary

  • juvenile court — court of law where minors are tried …   English contemporary dictionary

  • juvenile court — ju′venile court′ n. law a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally those of less than 18 years • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

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