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BENCH, n.

1. A long seat,usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.

2. The seat where judges sit in court; the seat of justice. Hence,

3. The persons who sit as judges; the court.

Free bench, in England, the estate in copy hold lands, which the wife, being espoused a virgin, has for her dower, after the decease of her husband. This is various in different manors, according to their respective customs.

King's Bench, in England, a court in which the king formerly sat in person, and which accompanied his household. The court consists of the Lord Chief Justice, and three other justices, who have jurisdiction over all matters of a criminal or public nature. It has a crown side and a plea side; the former determining criminal, the latter, civil causes.

BENCH, v.t. To furnish with benches.

1. To seat on a bench.

2. v.i. To sit on a seat of justice.



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BENCH, n.

1. A long seat,usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.

2. The seat where judges sit in court; the seat of justice. Hence,

3. The persons who sit as judges; the court.

Free bench, in England, the estate in copy hold lands, which the wife, being espoused a virgin, has for her dower, after the decease of her husband. This is various in different manors, according to their respective customs.

King's Bench, in England, a court in which the king formerly sat in person, and which accompanied his household. The court consists of the Lord Chief Justice, and three other justices, who have jurisdiction over all matters of a criminal or public nature. It has a crown side and a plea side; the former determining criminal, the latter, civil causes.

BENCH, v.t. To furnish with benches.

1. To seat on a bench.

2. v.i. To sit on a seat of justice.

BENCH, n. [Ir. binse; Corn. benk; Sax. benc; Fr. banc. See Bank.]

  1. A long seat, usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.
  2. The seat where judges sit in court; the seat of justice. Hence,
  3. The persons who sit as judges; the court. – Shak. Dryden. Free bench, in England, the estate in copyhold lands, which the wife, being espoused a virgin, has for her dower, after the decease of her husband. This is various in different manors, according to their respective customs. King's Bench, in England, a court in which the king formerly sat in person, and which accompanied his household. The court consists of the Lord Chief Justice, and three other justices, who have jurisdiction over all matters of a criminal or public nature. It has a crown side and a plea side; the former determining criminal, the latter, civil causes. – Blackstone.

BENCH, v.t.

  1. To furnish with benches. – Dryden.
  2. To seat on a bench. – Shak.
  3. v. i. To sit on a seat of justice. – Shak.

Bench
  1. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.

    Mossy benches supplied the place of chairs.
    Sir W. Scott.

  2. To furnish with benches.

    'T was benched with turf.
    Dryden.

    Stately theaters benched crescentwise.
    Tennyson.

  3. To sit on a seat of justice.

    [R.] Shak.
  4. A long table at which mechanics and other work] as, a carpenter's bench.
  5. To place on a bench or seat of honor.

    Whom I . . . have benched and reared to worship.
    Shak.

  6. The seat where judges sit in court.

    To pluck down justice from your awful bench.
    Shak.

  7. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
  8. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
  9. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.

    Bench mark (Leveling), one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed. -- Bench of bishops, the whole body of English prelates assembled in council. -- Bench plane, any plane used by carpenters and joiners for working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes. -- Bench show, an exhibition of dogs. -- Bench table (Arch.), a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.

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Bench

BENCH, noun

1. A long seat, usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.

2. The seat where judges sit in court; the seat of justice. Hence,

3. The persons who sit as judges; the court.

Free bench in England, the estate in copy hold lands, which the wife, being espoused a virgin, has for her dower, after the decease of her husband. This is various in different manors, according to their respective customs.

King's bench in England, a court in which the king formerly sat in person, and which accompanied his household. The court consists of the Lord Chief Justice, and three other justices, who have jurisdiction over all matters of a criminal or public nature. It has a crown side and a plea side; the former determining criminal, the latter, civil causes.

BENCH, verb transitive To furnish with benches.

1. To seat on a bench

2. verb intransitive To sit on a seat of justice.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SEPUL'CHRAL, a. [L. sepulchralis, from sepulchrum.] Pertaining to burial, to grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as sepulchral stone; a sepulchral statue; a sepulchral inscription.

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