bench

1
as in judge
a public official having authority to decide questions of law appealed to the bench for leniency

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as in tribunal
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice a ruling from the bench is expected any day now

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“Bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bench. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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