Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Bench.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The seat of a judge in the law courts; the office of judge.   1
   To be raised to the bench. To be made a judge.   2
   The King’s [queen’s] bench. The Supreme Court of Common Law; so called because at one time the sovereign presided in this court, and the court followed the sovereign when he moved from one place to another. Now a division of the High Court of Judicature.   3



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