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Synonyms and Antonyms of bench

  1. 1 a public official having authority to decide questions of law <appealed to the bench for leniency> Synonyms adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], judge, court, jurist, justice, magistrateRelated Words chief justice, circuit judge, justice of the peace, squire; auditor, master; jurisconsult, jurisprudent

  2. 2 an assembly of persons for the administration of justice <a ruling from the bench is expected any day now> Synonyms bar, court, forum, tribunalRelated Words criminal court, judicatory, judicature, judiciary; high court, supreme court; court-martial, drumhead court-martial; inquisition, kangaroo court

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