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What is KING’S BENCH

The supreme court of common law in England, being so called be- cause the king used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being “coram ipso rege.” It was called the “queen’s bench” in the reign of a queen, and during the protectorate of Cromwell it was styled the “up KING’S CHAMBERS 688

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