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Definitions of bench

a general term for all judges or for the judges of a particular court

Justice Keenan has been appointed to the Fourth Circuit bench.

by a judge rather than by a jury

The district court, following a 10-day bench trial, ruled that Isco had not violated the Lanham Act.

the raised large table in a courtroom where the judges sit

Judge Mrs Justice Rafferty asked the youth to approach the bench and told him: "It was a perfectly dreadful thing that you did."