Orphan's Court


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Orphan's Court

The designation of tribunals in a number of New England states that have probate or surrogate jurisdiction.

Such a court ordinarily has the power to handle such matters as the establishment of wills, the administration and distribution of decedents' estates, the supervision of the guardianship of Infants, and the control of their property.

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In the legislature, Johnson secured a charter for a largely bogus insurance company, which helped funnel money to the members of the club, while the Clerk of the City Orphan's Court (a member of the club) used his agency's funds to inflate the bank's deposits.
268) As Alexander knew from experience, the Orphan's Court judges, in deciding which claimant was truly married to Tony, could be subtly influenced by their own assumptions of morality and desert.