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King's' Bench'



Brit. Law.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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