en banc

adverb or adjective
\ äⁿ-ˈbäⁿk How to pronounce en banc (audio) \

Definition of en banc

: in full court : with full judiciary authority

Examples of en banc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tuesday's ruling came after an en banc hearing before 16 judges of the 4th Circuit. CBS News, 15 June 2022 The office could ask for the case to be re-considered by a larger en banc panel of the 9th Circuit, which has happened in other recent Second Amendment cases that have sought to reshape California’s strict gun laws. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2022 Dixon's attorneys requested an en banc review of the decision Tuesday night, which would have allowed the full court to review the decision by the three-judge panel. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2022 The court’s order Saturday indicated that eight appellate court judges were split on whether the issue merited a rehearing — to move forward, a majority of them needed to vote in favor of the en banc appeal. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Instead of seeking an en banc hearing with all the Fifth Circuit court's judges, two tech groups submitted an emergency application to the Supreme Court on Friday. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 16 May 2022 Attorney General Rob Bonta requested the case be reconsidered by an en banc panel of 11 judges. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Perhaps the best example came in Duncan v. Bonta, a Second Amendment case decided last November by the en banc Ninth Circuit. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 31 Jan. 2022 The Department of Corrections can now file a petition for rehearing en banc at the 9th Circuit. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of en banc

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for en banc

French, on the bench

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23 Jun 2022

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“En banc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20banc. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for en banc

en banc

adverb or adjective
variants: also in banc also in bank \ in-​ˈbaŋk, äⁿ-​ˈbäⁿk \

Legal Definition of en banc

: with all judges or a quorum of judges present : in full court an en banc rehearing heard very few matters en banc— H. B. Zobel

History and Etymology for en banc

Anglo-French en banke, literally, on the bench


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