civil court
civil court n: a court having trial jurisdiction over usu. minor civil matters

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

civil court
n.
A court handling civil actions, i.e., noncriminal matters.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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