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"king's bench" - meanings, definitions, synonyms, thesaurus and antonyms

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

  1. \King's Bench\ (Law)
    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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