Queen's Bench

noun

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

First Known Use of Queen's Bench

1707, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Queen's Bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Queen%27s%20Bench. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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