court of king's bench

or court of queen's bench
Usage: usually capitalized C&K&B&Q
: a former superior court presided over by the sovereign of England and following his person and now forming the King's Bench or Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice entertaining as a superior court of record criminal cases on its crown side and civil cases on its plea side and embracing the jurisdiction of the former Court of Common Pleas and Court of Exchequer

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  • Court of King's Bench — Court of King s (or Queen s) Bench In English law, the supreme court of common law in the kingdom; merged in the Supreme Court by the Judicature Act, 1873, No. 6. It was one of the successors of the curia regis and received its name, it is said,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of king's bench — A court which was formerly the supreme English common law court, but later became a department of the high court of justice. In a reign of a queen, the same court is called the court of queen s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of King's Bench (England) — For other uses, see Court of King s Bench. The Court of King s Bench at work. This illuminated manuscript from about 1460 is the earliest known depiction of the English court.[1] The Court of King s Bench (or Court of Queen s Bench during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of King's Bench (Ireland) — The Court of King s Bench (or Court of Queen s Bench during the reign of a Queen) was one of the senior courts of common law in Ireland. It was a mirror of the Court of King s Bench in England. The King s Bench was one of the four courts which… …   Wikipedia

  • court of queen's bench — see court of king s bench …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Queen's Bench — Court of King s (or Queen s) Bench In English law, the supreme court of common law in the kingdom; merged in the Supreme Court by the Judicature Act, 1873, No. 6. It was one of the successors of the curia regis and received its name, it is said,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of queen's bench — See king s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • King'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

  • Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan — The Court of Queen s Bench of Saskatchewan is the superior trial court for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The Court hears civil and criminal law cases. It is a court of inherent jurisdiction and there is no monetary limit on the claims… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta — Entrance of the Queen s Bench of Alberta building (Calgary) The Court of Queen s Bench of Alberta (abbreviated in citations as ABQB or Alta. Q.B.) is the superior court of the Canadian province of Alberta. The original Building has since been… …   Wikipedia


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