Queen's Bench

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Definition of Queen's Bench 

: a division of the English superior courts system that hears civil and criminal court cases used during the reign of a queen

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1707, in the meaning defined above

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Queen's Bench

noun

Legal Definition of Queen'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 queen — compare king's bench

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