n.1.A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
2.A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
3.The seat where judges sit in court.
To pluck down justice from your awful bench.
- Shak.
4.The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
5.A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
6.A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
Bench mark
(Leveling) one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed. See bench mark in the vocabulary.
Bench of bishops
the whole body of English prelates assembled in council.
Bench plane
any plane used by carpenters and joiners for working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.
Bench show
an exhibition of dogs.
Bench table
(Arch.) a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.
v. t.1.To furnish with benches.
[imp. & p. p. Benched ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Benching.]
'T was benched with turf.
- Dryden.
2.To place on a bench or seat of honor.
v. i.1.To sit on a seat of justice.
Noun1.Benchbench - a long seat for more than one person
2.bench - the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench"
3.bench - a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
Synonyms: terrace
4.bench - persons who administer justice
Synonyms: judiciary
5.bench - a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
6.Bench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
Verb1.bench - take out of a game; of players
2.bench - exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show"

BENCH. 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.

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