King's Bench


Definition of King's Bench

: a division in the English superior courts system that hears civil and criminal cases

First Known Use of King's Bench

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of King's Bench was in the 14th century

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“King's Bench.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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Legal Definition of King's Bench

: a division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales that hears civil cases (as commercial cases) and appeals of criminal cases used during the reign of a king — compare queen's bench


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