King's Bench

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.
Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen's Bench.
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King's Bench
 
n
(when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen's Bench Division

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