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bench

Vox populi
A long worktable.

Law
(1) The location where a judge sits in court.
(2) Judges and the judiciary regarded as an aggregate, as in the deference a lawyer would pay to the bench. It is a singular that also serves as a plural, not unlike a murder of lawyers.
 
Research
A popular term for the site where hands-on experimental research (“benchwork”), is performed.
 
Sport medicine
A largely horizontal, usually cushioned piece of gym equipment designed to accommodate a seated or recumbent position from which weights can be lifted.
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Issuing the order, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra cited a 1998 order of the apex court that held that the Chief Justice of a High Court will be the Master of Rolls and assign cases to different benches.
The City Of Trenton, Department Of Public Works, Division Of Water Utility Is Soliciting Sealed Bids From Qualified Bidders For The Furnishing, Delivery And Installation Of Three (3) Test Benches And All Materials Needed, 1) One Large To Test 3 To 8 Meter, 2) One Small To Test 5/8 To 2 Meters, 3) One Small ( witness Test Bench ) To Test 5/8 To 1 Meters; New Meter Test Benches And All Equipment Needed To Test Water Meters From Sizes 5/8 To 8 meters.
Establishment of Permanent Benches of the Karnataka High Court at Dharwad and Gulbarga would facilitate better access for justice to litigants of the Districts, covered under the jurisdiction of the Dharwad and Gulbarga Benches.
IT and ITES firms in India collectively had about 4 to 5 lakh people on benches when recession hit the industry.
The benches will be placed near homes for school and university students who wait for their buses as well as near graveyards to be used during burials and visits.
The project will include new drainage and water supply, a spray fountain, new benches, trash receptacles and lighting.
Bill's Bench has plenty of company, though the exact number and location of commemorative benches across Lane County is unknown.
Are the tubs of bottles, cans, and concrete debris arranged among the benches simply raw materials awaiting magical transmutation into art?
Outdoor benches give a garden enduring graciousness and invite you to sit and enjoy your surroundings
The second room contains 5 flat benches, 2 incline benches, a decline bench, a seated row area, a t-bar row area, a lat pulldown machine, a hyperextension bench, a four-way neck machine, a tricep pushdown, a preacher curl seat, a diamond bar deadlift area, 2 seated shoulder press seats, and a dumbbell rack with 5 to 100 lbs.
Benches or boxes can be made out of pine, plywood or maple--finished or unfinished--leaving a space carved out for handle carrying.
IKEA Commissions Designer's Artistic Benches to Be Outside Tempe Store Opening November 10