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Queen'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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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King's Bench

(when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen's Bench Division
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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