Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seat or place of judgment; specifically, the seat or bench on which judges sit in court.

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Examples

  • “The name by which we are known in open air must not be pronounced in this subterranean judgment-seat.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • According to one account, he was cut down by the swords of the soldiers before the very judgment-seat of Theodoric; according to another, a cord was first fastened round his forehead, and tightened till ‘his eyes started’; he was then killed with a club.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • It is astonishing, when we read of the enormous injustice and barbarity of this beast, to know that no one struck him dead on the judgment-seat.

    A Child's History of England

  • “We are in the judgment-seat,” said Frank, settling to the pasty.

    Westward Ho!

  • Surely, if the goddesses decide among themselves the question of the golden apple, Paris himself must vacate the judgment-seat.

    Westward Ho!

  • This remark did not protect art and thought from being condemned once again before the judgment-seat of trade.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • Now all refuge has perished, for ye must stand before the judgment-seat, and there is no appeal, but only hanging is in store for you.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • He is not blind to the defects of the Christian Church, and looks forward to a time when Christian and Pagan shall be alike brought before the judgment-seat, and the true City of God shall appear ...

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • The courage of young critics is prodigious: they clamber up to the judgment-seat, and, with scarce a hesitation, give their opinion upon works the most intricate or profound.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The bearers set me down at the gate of the Yamun among the festering wretches dragging the heavy weights, the filthy and noisy beggars, the gamblers, the fortune-tellers, the messengers of justice, and the countless hangers-on of the prison and judgment-seat of the Naam – Hoi magistrate, and passing through

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

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