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English definition of “small claim”

small claim

noun [C, usually plural]     LAW
a request to a court for something that does not involve a large amount of money but that you believe you have a legal right to: A third change would increase the cost to file a small-claims lawsuit to $25 from $10. They can use the standard small claims procedure to recover the expenses. a small claims court/tribunal
(Definition of small claim noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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