BANCUS - Black's Law Dictionary

What is BANCUS? Definition of BANCUS in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.

L. Lat. In old English law and prac- tice. A bench or seat in the king's hall or palace. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 16, §

A high seat, or seat of distinction; a seat of judgInent, or tribunal for the administration of justice.

Often used for the court itself ; thus, the English court of common pleas was formerly called Bancus. Viner, Abr. Courts (M).

A sitting in banc; the sittings of a court with its full judicial authority, or in full form, as distinguished from sittings at nisi prius. Cowell; Spelman.

A stall, bench, table, or counter, on which goods were exposed for sale. Cowell.

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