en banc
adverb or adjective Etymology: French, on the bench Date: 1863 in full court ; with full judiciary authority

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  • en banc — also in banc also in bank /in baŋk, ä bä k/ adv or adj [Anglo French en banke, literally, on the bench]: with all judges or a quorum of judges present: in full court an en banc rehearing heard very few matters en banc H. B. Zobel Merriam Webster’ …   Law dictionary

  • En banc — in banc , in banco or in bank is a French term used to refer to the hearing of a legal case where all judges of a court will hear the case, rather than a panel of them. [ [http://www.lectlaw.com/def/e015.htm Legal Definition of En Banc ] ] [http …   Wikipedia

  • en banc — äⁿbäⁿ adverb (or adjective) Etymology: French, on the bench : in full court : with full judiciary authority in the recent … case all seven circuit judges sat en banc Archibald Cox * * * en banc «ahn bahnK», French. in full session with all the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • en banc — /an bank/on bonk/ L. Fr. In the bench. Full bench. Refers to a session where the entire membership of the court will participate in the decision rather than the regular quorum. In other countries, it is common for a court to have more members… …   Black's law dictionary

  • en banc — /an bank/on bonk/ L. Fr. In the bench. Full bench. Refers to a session where the entire membership of the court will participate in the decision rather than the regular quorum. In other countries, it is common for a court to have more members… …   Black's law dictionary

  • en banc — adverb As a group, particularly with respect to a legal decision rendered by all of the judges sitting on a court, rather than by a smaller panel of judges from that court …   Wiktionary

  • en banc — (French.) On the bench. See full bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sitting en banc — sitting in bank or en banc A session of the court in which all judges or at least a quorum of judges sit and hear cases. Under current practice, the term is reserved almost exclusively for appellate courts and in this connection it is contrasted… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sitting in bank or en banc — A session of the court in which all judges or at least a quorum of judges sit and hear cases. Under current practice, the term is reserved almost exclusively for appellate courts and in this connection it is contrasted with single justice sitting …   Black's law dictionary

  • jour en banc — /jur an bseqk/ A day in banc. Distinguished from jour en pays (a day in the country), otherwise called jour en nisi prius …   Black's law dictionary

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