King'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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  • king'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 king compare queen s bench Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • King'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

  • King'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

  • King's Bench — King s Bench, the also the King s Bench Division part of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales. This name is used during the times when Britain is ruled by a king. →↑Queen s Bench, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • King's Bench — (spr. bentsch, Court of King s oder Queen s Bench, engl. »Königsbank«, Bancus regis), ehemals das Oberhofgericht zu London; seit 1873 (1881) Benennung einer Abteilung (Queen s Bench division) des obersten Gerichtshof (High Court of Justice) für… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • King's Bench — (engl., spr. Kings Bentsch, d.i. Königs Bank) 1) (Court of K. B. [jetzt Court of Queen s Bench] Bancus regis), Oberhofgericht; das Hehe Gericht zu London, im Westminsterpalast: entscheidet über die die Krone betreffenden Sachen u. wichtige… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • King's Bench — or Queen s Bench n. [so called because the sovereign used to sit in court on a raised bench] Eng. Law 1. Historical the supreme court of common law 2. one of the three divisions of the High Court of Justice …   English World dictionary

  • King's Bench — (engl., spr. bentsch, »Königsbank«, Queen s Bench, »Königinnenbank«), eine Abteilung des obersten Gerichtshofs für England und Wales …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • King's Bench — King s′ Bench′ n. law the highest British court of common law, dealing with both civil and criminal cases: a division of the High Court of Justice Also called, when a queen is sovereign,Queen s Bench …   From formal English to slang

  • king's bench — See court of king s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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