small-claims court
noun Date: 1925 a special court intended to simplify and expedite the handling of small claims on debts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • small claims court — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms small claims court : singular small claims court plural small claims courts legal a law court in which people try to get back small amounts of money that they think other people or businesses owe them …   English dictionary

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