/baerjkas/ A high seat, or seat of distinction; a seat of judgment, or tribunal for the administration of justice. Often used for the court itself; thus, the English, court of common pleas was formerly called Bancus

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • BANCUS — vox medii aevi, pro Tribunali: quô nomine duo apud Anglos notissima, teste Spelmannô: Bancus Regius, qui post Parlamentum, supremum est totius Regni tribunal, utpote quod de causis cognoscit capitalibus, criminalibus, aliisque ad coronam et Regni …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Bancus — Banc Banc, ||Bancus Ban cus, Bank Bank, n. [OF. banc, LL. bancus. See {Bank}, n.] A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court. [1913 Webster] {In banc}, {In banco} (the ablative of bancus), {In bank}, in full… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bancus superior —    upper bench ; Law, Queen s (King s) Bench (abbr. banc. sup.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Bancus Reginae — /baerjkas rajayniy/ The queen s bench. See queen s bench …   Black's law dictionary

  • Bancus Regis — /baerjkas riyjas/ The king s bench; the supreme tribunal of the king after parliament. 3 Bl. Comm. 41 …   Black's law dictionary

  • bancus superior — /baerjkas sapiriyar/ The upper bench. The king s bench was so called during the Protectorate …   Black's law dictionary

  • bancus reginae — The court of queen s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bancus regis — The court of king s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bancus superior — The upper bench, at one time the name of the court of king s bench …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • francus bancus — /fraerjkas bahjkas/ free bench (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

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