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Noun: bench  bench
  1. A long seat for more than one person
     
  2. A level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    - terrace
     
  3. Persons who administer justice
    - judiciary
     
  4. A strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
    - workbench, work bench
     
  5. The reserve players on a team
    "our team has a strong bench"
     
  6. (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom
Verb: bench  bench
  1. Take out of a game; of players
     
  2. Exhibit on a bench
    "bench the poodles at the dog show"
Noun: Bench
  1. The magistrate, judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

Derived forms: benched, benches, benching

Type of: administration, assembly, brass, display, establishment, exhibit, expose, governance, governing body, organisation [Brit], organization, plateau, remove, seat, subgroup, tableland, work table, worktable

Part of: authorities, court, courtroom, government, judicature, regime, squad, team, tribunal

Encyclopedia: Bench, Johnny Lee