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benches

noun
plural of bench

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

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2 an assembly of persons for the administration of justice
  • a ruling from the bench is expected any day now

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“Benches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/benches. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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