Queen's Bench

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Queen's Bench was in 1707

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Cite this Entry

“Queen's Bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Queen%27s%20Bench. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

Queen's Bench

noun
: 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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