Queen's Bench
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. . 1996.

Queen's Bench
The highest court in Great Britain during the reign of a queen, so that opinions are identified as a volume of Queen's Bench (QB).
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


queen's bench
king's bench or queen's bench
The highest common-law court in England until its end as a separate tribunal in 1875.

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

Queen's Bench
n.
   1) the highest court in Great Britain during the reign of a Queen, so that opinions are identified as a volume of Queen's Bench (QB).
   2) in the United States, organizations of women lawyers, dating from when women were a small minority of practicing attorneys and needed to encourage each other, urge employment of women attorneys, protect against discrimination and promote the cause of equality for women lawyers. Recent bar admissions now include close to 50 percent women.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

  • Queen's Bench — Monarchy of Canada …   Wikipedia

  • queen's bench — noun Usage: usually capitalized Q&B : court of king s bench used when the British monarch is a queen * * * Queen s Bench (or King s Bench in a king s reign) noun A division of the High Court of Justice • • • Main Entry: ↑queen * * * Queen s Bench …   Useful english 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

  • 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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