Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, a seat or bench of justice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
  • noun in full court, or with full judicial authority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, business Used to associate a non-banking affiliate of a bank with the bank's brand name without using the word bank

Etymologies

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Respelling of bank.

Examples

  • 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.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • 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.

    Let digital nation ’see and hear’ Tenenbaum v RIAA

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2004 » November

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Third Circuit mass recusal:

  • 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.

    A History of American Law

  • 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.

    A History of American Law

  • 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.

    A History of American Law

  • 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?

    Querist

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Court Rules Against Asylum Hearing for Elian Gonzalez - June 1, 2000

  • The catalogue enumerates 174 volumes, or rather more than 17 for each "banc" or lectern.

    The Care of Books

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