Meaning of “small claim” in the English Dictionary

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"small claim" in Business English

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small claimnoun [ C, usually plural ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “small claim” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)