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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

King's′ Bench′(n.)

  1. the highest British court of common law, dealing with both civil and criminal cases: a division of the High Court of Justice.

    Category: Law

    Ref: Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen's Bench.

Webster Dictionary

  1. King's Bench

    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

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