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(n.) The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.


(n.) A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.


(n.) A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.


(n.) The seat where judges sit in court.


(n.) A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.


(v. t.) To furnish with benches.


(n.) A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.


(v. t.) To place on a bench or seat of honor.


(v. i.) To sit on a seat of justice.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bench'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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