Definition of Queen’s Bench noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Queen’s Bench

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(also Queen’s Bench Division) [singular]
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part of the UK High Court Culture When a king is ruling the Queen's Bench (Division) is called the King's Bench (Division). Its head was formerly the king or queen, but today it is the Lord Chief Justice. It deals mainly with civil cases, e.g. ones in which money is claimed because of loss or damage, but it may also deal with appeals (= reviews) in criminal cases.