See also:chair was yet a seat of state or dignity the
See also:bench was ordinarily used by the commonalty . It is still extensively employed for other than domestic purposes, as in
See also:schools, churches and places of amusement . Bench or Banc, in
See also:law, originally was the seat occupied by
See also:judges in
See also:court; hence the
See also:term is used of a tribunal of
See also:justice itself, as the
See also:King's Bench, the
See also:Common Bench, and is now applied to judges or magistrates collectively as the " judicial bench," " bench of magistrates." The word is also applied to any seat where a number of
See also:people sit in an official capacity, or as
See also:equivalent to the dignity itself, as " the civic bench," the " bench of aldermen," the " episcopal bench," the " front bench," i.e. that reserved for the leaders of either party in the
See also:House of
See also:Commons . King's Bench 716 (q.v.) was one of the three
See also:superior courts of common law at
See also:Westminster, the others being the common pleas and the ex-chequer . Under the Judicature
See also:Act 1873, the court of king's bench became the king's bench division of the High Court of Justice . The court of common pleas was sometimes called the common bench . Sittings in banc were formerly the sittings of one of the superior courts of Westminster for the
See also:hearing of motions,
See also:special cases, &c., as opposed to the nisi
See also:Arius sittings for trial of facts, where usually only a single
See also:judge presided . By the Judicature Act 1873 the business of courts sitting in banc was transferred to divisional courts . BENCH-MARK, a surveyor's mark cut in
See also:stone or some durable material, to indicate a point in a
See also:line of levels for the determination of altitudes over a given
See also:district . The name is taken from the "
See also:angle-iron " which is inserted in the
See also:horizontal incision as a " bench " or support for the levelling
See also:staff . The mark of the " broad-arrow " is generally incised with the bench-mark so that the horizontal
See also:bar passes through its
See also:apex .
JOHN BENBOW (1653-17o2)
BENCH TABLE (Fr. bane; Ital. sedile; Ger. Bank)
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