from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Used to associate a non-banking affiliate of a bank with the bank's brand name without using the word bank
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a seat or bench of justice.
He recited to them, till they were word-perfect, a music-hall ditty of the early 'eighties -- _Sur le bi, sur le banc, sur le bi du bout du banc_, and delighted them with dissertations on Mme. Yvette Guilbert's earlier repertoire.
En banc is a French term used to refer to the hearing of a legal case where all judges of a court will hear the case, rather than a panel of them, explains the Wikipedia.
Howard Bashman (How Appealing) notes, apropos a Solomon Amendment case, that In the Third Circuit, however, rehearing en banc is not available if a majority of the judges in regular active service is recused from hearing a case.
California, in 1879, tried an interesting and productive experiment; it allowed its supreme court to divide itself, like an amoeba, into separate segments “departments”; only especially difficult or important cases would be decided en banc, that is, by the whole court.
Whether it be not the greatest help and spur to commerce that property can be so readily conveyed and so well secured by a compte en banc, that is, by only writing one man's name for another's in the bank-book?
There is no guarantee that there would be a review by the 11th Circuit, either en banc, meaning all the judges, or just the three judges that heard it.
The catalogue enumerates 174 volumes, or rather more than 17 for each "banc" or lectern.
Johnson, 262 F.3d 336, 357, 402 (5th Cir. 2001) (en banc).
Johnson, 231 F.3d 950, 964 (5th Cir. 2000), vacated, 262 F.3d 336, 357, 402 (5th Cir. 2001) (en banc).
Pucciarelli, 534 F.3d 213 (4th Cir. 2008) (en banc).
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