- the seat on which judges sit in court.
- in banc, with all the judges of a court present; as a full court: a hearing in banc.
Origin of banc
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Germanic: bench
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Examples from the Web for banc
In some models these seats stretch back throughout the length of the carriage, in which case it is a char--banc.Carriages & Coaches
I remember his having come on foot, and hearing that I should not require my char--banc to return, he engaged it.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
Char--banc, shar′-a-bang, n. a long light vehicle with transverse seats.
Here comes a family of peasants on an old broken down char- banc.Sterminator Vesevo (Vesuvius the great exterminator)
The tide was high, and the ragged rocks of the Banc des Violets in the south and the Corbiore in the west were all but hidden.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete
- in banc law sitting as a full court
C18: from Anglo-French: bench
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