from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the seat or bench on which judges sit in court; hence, a court; a tribunal.
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For as he was walking up and down alone before the judgment seat with his tablets and pen, lo, a young man -- another one of the scholars, who was the real thief -- secretly brought a hatchet and, without Alypius seeing him, got in as far as the leaden bars which protected the silversmith shop and began to hack away at the lead gratings.
"For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil" (II Cor., v, 10).
God shrive and annoynte his glorious soul for sending more than his due proportion before the judgment seat up yonder.