What is COURT OF ORPHANS? Definition of COURT OF ORPHANS in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
In English law. The court of the lord mayor and aldermen of London, which has the care of those orphans whose parent died in London and was free of the city. It is now said to be fallen into disuse. 2 Steph. Comm. 313; Pull. Cust. Lond. 196, Orphans' Court.
In American law. In Pennsylvania (and perhaps some other states) the name "orphans' court" is applied to that species of tribunal which is elsewhere known as the "probate court" or "surrogate's court."
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