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What is BANC

Bench; the seat of judgment; the place where a court permanently or regularly sits. The full bench, full court. A “sitting in banc” is a meeting of all the judges of a court, usually for the purpose of hearing arguments on demurrers, points reserved, motions for new trial, etc., as distinguished from the sitting of a single judge at the assises or at nisi prius and from trials at bar.

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