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Definitions of bench

  1. take out of a game; of players Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a long seat for more than one person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. persons who administer justice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. exhibit on a bench; of animals such as dogs at shows Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The seat where judges sit in court. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To furnish with benches. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To place on a bench or seat of honor. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To sit on a seat of justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The seat (usually a comfy chair rather than a bench) where a judge sits in the courtroom during a trial or hearing. Sometimes the word "bench" is used in place of the word "judge" -- for example, someone might say she wants a bench trial, meaning a trial by a judge without a jury.
  19. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A long seat; a strong table on which mechanics do their work; the seat where judges sit in court; the persons who sit as judges; the court. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A long seat or form: a mechanic's work-table: a judge's seat: the body or assembly of judges. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To place on or furnish with benches. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A long seat; a judge's seat; body of judges. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A long wooden seat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A stout table, as for carpenters work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The judges seat in court; the judge or the judges. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A long seat or form; a carpenter's or mechanic's work-table; a ledge left on the edge of a cutting in an earthwork to strengthen it; the seat where judges sit in court, or the seat of justice; the persons who sit as judges, or the court. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To furnish with benches; to sit on a bench. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To sit on a seat of justice. The bench of bishops, the bishops of the English Church, who rank as peers of the realm. King's or Queen's Bench, a court at first really, latterly nominally, presided over by the sovereign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A long seat of wood or stone; a strong table; the seat of the judges; the judges or magistrates on it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. mso.anu.edu.au
  32. deck of a Tyrian ship, described by ( Ezekiel 27:6 ) as overlaid with box-wood. biblestudytools.com
  33. A seat of judgment or tribunal for the administration of justice; the seat occupied by judges in courts; also the court itself, as the “King’s Bench,” or the aggregate of the judges composing a court, as in the phrase “before the full bench.” The collective body of the judges In a state or nation, as distinguished from the body of attorneys and advocates, who are called the “bar.” In English ecclesiastical law. The aggregate body of bishops. thelawdictionary.org
  34. Latin Bancus, used for tribunal. In England there are two courts to which this word is applied. Bancus Regius, King's Bench Bancus Communis, Com- mon Bench or Pleas. The jus banci, says Spelman, properly belongs to the king's judges, who administer justice in the last resort. The judges of the inferior courts, as of the barons, are deemed to, judge plano pede, and are such as are called in the civil law pedanei judices, or by the Greeks Xauaidixastai, that is, humi judicantes. The Greeks called the seats of their higher judges Bumata, and of their inferior judges Bathra. The Romans used the word sellae and tribunalia, to designate the seats of their higher judges, and subsellia, to designate those of the lower. See Spelman's Gloss. (ad verb.) Bancus; also, 1 Reeves Hist. Eng. Law, 40, 4to ed., and postea Curia Regis. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  35. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. dictgcide_fs
  36. bensh, n. a long seat or form with or without a back: a seat in a boat: a mechanic's work-table: a judge's seat: the body or assembly of judges: a tribunal: the dignity of holding an official seat, as the 'bench of bishops,' the 'civic bench.'--v.t. to place on or furnish with benches.--ns. BENCH'ER, a senior member of an inn of court; BENCH'ERSHIP; BENCH'-MARK, a surveyor's mark cut on a rock, gatepost, wall, or the like, into which a crooked iron is set so as to form a bench or temporary support for the levelling instrument; BENCH'-WAR'RANT, one issued by a judge rather than a justice or magistrate. [A.S. benc; cog. with Ger. and Dut. bank.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Long seat of wood or stone; boat-thwart; judge\'s seat, office of judge, law-court (King\'s, Queen\'s, B.); (collect.) judges, magistrates; (Parl.) seats appropriated to certain groups &c., (Treasury, FRONT, CROSS, bishops, bb.); be raised to, be on, the b., be (made) a judge or bishop; working-table of carpenter &c.; ledge in masonry or earth work; b.-table, stone seat in cloister &c.; b.-mark, cut by surveyors to mark point in line of levels. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A long seat;—a long table at which mechanic work;—the seat where judges sit in court;—the persons who sit as judges; the court. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. A seat; a seat of justice; the persons sitting upon a bench. Complete Dictionary

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