King's Bench


noun British Law.

a court, originally the principal court for criminal cases, gradually acquiring a civil jurisdiction concurrent with that of the Court of Common Pleas, and also possessing appellate jurisdiction over the Court of Common Pleas: now a division of the High Court of Justice.

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Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen's Bench.
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British Dictionary definitions for King's Bench

King's Bench

noun

(when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen's Bench Division
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