Queen’s Bench

Queen’s Bench

Queen’s Bench noun

  1. King’s Bench.

King’s Bench noun British Law.

  1. a court, originally the principal court for criminal cases, gradually acquiring a civil jurisdiction concurrent with that of the Court of Common Pleas, and also possessing appellate jurisdiction over the Court of Common Pleas: now a division of the High Court of Justice.

Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen’s Bench. British Dictionary definitions for queen’s bench King’s Bench noun

  1. (when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen’s Bench Division

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