King's Bench

noun

Definition of King's Bench

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

14th Century

First Known Use of king's bench

14th century


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King's Bench

noun

Legal Definition of King's Bench

  1. :  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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