queen's bench


queen's bench
noun
Usage: usually capitalized Q&B
: court of king's bench — used when the British monarch is a queen

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Queen's Bench (or King's Bench in a king's reign) noun
A division of the High Court of Justice
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Main Entry:queen

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Queen's Bench «kweenz»,
British. a former court of record and the highest common-law court in England. Abbr: Q.B. Also (when the ruler is a king) King's Bench.

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(in full Queen's Bench Division) n. (in the UK) a division of the High Court of Justice

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ˌQueen's ˈBench 7 [Queen's Bench] (also ˌQueen's ˈBench Division) noun singular
part of the UK High Court
 
Culture:
When a king is ruling the Queen’s Bench (Division) is called the King’s Bench (Division). Its head was formerly the king or queen, but today it is the ↑Lord Chief Justice. It deals mainly with civil cases, e.g. ones in which money is claimed because of loss or damage, but it may also deal with appeals in criminal cases.
See also Family Division, See also Chancery Division
note at legal system
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Queen's Bench — n: a division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales that hears civil cases (as commercial cases) and appeals of criminal cases used during the reign of a queen compare king s bench Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s Bench, the also the Queen s Bench Division a division of the ↑High Court of Justice in England and Wales. This name is used when a queen is ruling, and it changes to the King s Bench when a king is ruling. →↑High Court …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Queen's Bench — or Queen s Counsel or queen s English n. see KING S BENCH, KING S COUNSEL, KING S ENGLISH, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Queen's Bench — or Queen s Counsel or queen s English n. see KING S BENCH, KING S COUNSEL, KING S ENGLISH, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s Bench, s. King s Bench …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen's Bench — Queen s′ Bench′ n. law See King s Bench …   From formal English to slang

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  • Queen's Bench — King s (Queen s) Bench One of the superior courts of common law in England, being so called because the king (or queen) used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being coram ipso rege. It was called the queen s bench in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Queen's Bench — King s (Queen s) Bench One of the superior courts of common law in England, being so called because the king (or queen) used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being coram ipso rege. It was called the queen s bench in the… …   Black's law dictionary


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