[ bangk ]
/ bæŋk /

noun Law.

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.



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Origin of banc

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Germanic: bench Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for banc

/ (bæŋk) /


in banc law sitting as a full court

Word Origin for banc

C18: from Anglo-French: bench
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