Queen's Bench
King's Bench King's Bench . (Law) Formerly, the highest court of common law in England; -- so called because the king used to sit there in person. It consisted of a chief justice and four puisne, or junior, justices. During the reign of a queen it was called the {Queen's Bench}. Its jurisdiction was transferred by the judicature acts of 1873 and 1875 to the high court of justice created by that legislation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Queen's Bench — n: a division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales that hears civil cases (as commercial cases) and appeals of criminal cases used during the reign of a queen compare king s bench Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s Bench, the also the Queen s Bench Division a division of the ↑High Court of Justice in England and Wales. This name is used when a queen is ruling, and it changes to the King s Bench when a king is ruling. →↑High Court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Queen's Bench — or Queen s Counsel or queen s English n. see KING S BENCH, KING S COUNSEL, KING S ENGLISH, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Queen's Bench — or Queen s Counsel or queen s English n. see KING S BENCH, KING S COUNSEL, KING S ENGLISH, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s Bench, s. King s Bench …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s′ Bench′ n. law See King s Bench …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen's Bench — Monarchy of Canada …   Wikipedia

  • queen's bench — noun Usage: usually capitalized Q&B : court of king s bench used when the British monarch is a queen * * * Queen s Bench (or King s Bench in a king s reign) noun A division of the High Court of Justice • • • Main Entry: ↑queen * * * Queen s Bench …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — King s (Queen s) Bench One of the superior courts of common law in England, being so called because the king (or queen) used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being coram ipso rege. It was called the queen s bench in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — King s (Queen s) Bench One of the superior courts of common law in England, being so called because the king (or queen) used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being coram ipso rege. It was called the queen s bench in the… …   Black's law dictionary

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