Court of King's Bench

variants: or Court of Queen's Bench

Definition of Court of King's Bench

: a former superior court presided over by the sovereign of England and following his or her person and now forming the King's Bench or Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice entertaining as a superior court of record criminal cases on its crown side and civil cases on its plea side and embracing the jurisdiction of the former Court of Common Pleas and Court of Exchequer

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“Court of King's Bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Court%20of%20King%27s%20Bench. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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