banc

banc

[bangk]
noun Law.
1.
the seat on which judges sit in court.
2.
in banc, with all the judges of a court present; as a full court: a hearing in banc.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Germanic: bench

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banc (bæŋk)
 
n
law in banc sitting as a full court
 
[C18: from Anglo-French: bench]

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