Meaning of King's Bench

King's' Bench'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Brit. Law. Brit. Law.
  1. a court, originally the principal court for criminal cases, gradually acquiring a civil jurisdiction concurrent with that of the Court of Common Pleas, and also possessing appellate jurisdiction over the Court of Common Pleas: now a division of the High Court of Justice. Also called, when a queen is sovereign,
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.