en banc
en banc also in banc also in bank /in-'baŋk, ä -'bä k/ adv or adj [Anglo-French en banke, literally, on the bench]: with all judges or a quorum of judges present: in full court
an en banc rehearing
heard very few matters en banc — H. B. Zobel

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

en banc
adverb all together, as a unit, as a whole, collectively, en bloc, en masse, entirely, in a body, in a mass, in sum, in toto, one and all

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


en banc
adj.
(French) On the bench; by the whole court; refers to occasions when all the judges of a court participate in a session, or when the panel of judges is expanded for a special case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


en banc
a hearing, usually of an appeal, by the full court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


en banc
French for "on the bench," used to indicate that all of the judges on an appeals court panel are participating in a case. Courts generally hear cases en banc when a significant issue is at stake or at the request of the parties.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

en banc
USA
French for "on the bench," refers to the practice where all of the judges of a particular appellate court sit to hear an argument. En banc review of an appeal is usually reserved for exceptionally important cases or to reconsider a decision made by a panel of the same court. Parties may request (but generally have no absolute right to) an en banc review. The procedure for obtaining en banc review from a federal circuit court of appeals is governed by Rule 35 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


en banc
n. French On the bench. Of appeals courts, before a full court, with all judges present. Federal appeals are typically heard by a panel of three judges, but may be reheard by the full circuit court of appeals sitting en banc.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


en banc
(Latin: French. In the bench.)
Full bench. Refers to a session where the entire membership of the court will participate in the decision rather than the regular quorum. In other countries, it is common for a court to have more members than are usually necessary to hear an appeal.
In the United States, the Circuit Courts of Appeal usually sit in panels of judges but for important cases may expand the bench to a larger number, when the judges are said to be sitting en banc.
Similarly, only one of the judges of the U.S. TAX COURT will typically hear and decide on a tax controversy. However, when the issues involved are unusually novel or of wide impact, the case will be heard and decided by the full court sitting en banc.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


en banc
I
[Latin, French. In the bench.] Full bench. Refers to a session where the entire membership of the court will participate in the decision rather than the regular quorum. In other countries, it is common for a court to have more members than are usually necessary to hear an appeal.
 
In the United States, the Circuit Courts of Appeal usually sit in panels of judges but for important cases may expand the bench to a larger number, when the judges are said to be sitting en banc.
 
Similarly, only one of the judges of the U.S. tax court will typically hear and decide on a tax controversy. However, when the issues involved are unusually novel or of wide impact, the case will be heard and decided by the full court sitting en banc.
II All the judges of a court sitting together. Appellate courts can consist of a dozen or more judges, but often they hear cases in panels of three judges. If a case is heard or reheard by the full court, it is heard en banc.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

en banc
   (on bonk)
   French for "in the bench," it signifies a decision by the full court of all the appeals judges in jurisdictions where there is more than one three- or four-judge panel. The larger number sit in judgment when the court feels there is a particularly significant issue at stake or when requested by one or both parties to the case and agreed to by the court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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