Synonyms of 'the bench'
▷ See bench
courtDictionary, judge, judgesIt shows how seriously the bench viewed these offences.
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A judge is the person in a court of law who decides how the law should be applied, for example how criminals should be punished.
The judge adjourned the hearing until next Tuesday.
A magistrate is an official who acts as a judge in law courts which deal with minor crimes or disputes.
The magistrate ordered them to pay £3000 compensation.
Thesaurus for the bench from the Collins English Thesaurus
a judge or magistrate sitting in court in a judicial capacity