surrogate court
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


surrogate court
A tribunal in some states with subject matter jurisdiction over actions and proceedings involving, among other things, the probate of wills, affairs of decedents, and the guardianship of the property of infants.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


surrogate court
A tribunal in some states with subject matter jurisdiction over actions and proceedings involving, among other things, the probate of wills, affairs of decedents, and the guardianship of the property of infants.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

surrogate court
n.
   a court in a few states (including New York) with jurisdiction over probates, estates and adoptions.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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