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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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ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2011 (Frontier Star): Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted six benches at the Principal seat to hear a number of important cases in the next week starting from September 12.
Meanwhile, other regular benches will also conduct judicial proceedings after the conclusion of larger and special benches.
ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2011 (Frontier Star): Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted six benches including a larger one at the Principal seat to hear a number of important cases in next week starting from June 27.
ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted five benches including a four-member bench and an eight-member larger bench at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases in the next week starting from February 14.
Besides, regular benches, the Judges sitting in four-member benches will have busy schedule when they once again don on their black robs after a break.
ISLAMABAD, January 08, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted eight benches including a larger bench and a special bench at the Principal seat to hear a number of cases from next week starting from January 10.
By ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Ch has constituted eight benches for the judicial week starting from Nov 22 till Nov 26 hearing various cases.
To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through sales of clean benches, including: - Vertical clean benches - Horizontal clean benches
Islamabad -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamili has constituted five benches of Supreme Court (SC) for the hearing of various cases for current judicial week.
Scope Of Work: The Contractor Shall Provide Benches, Forms And Surfaces Balance Bench Model
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court is all set to take up a number of important cases here at principle seat with six benches including a five member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani.
As proceedings started, a provincial law officer pointed out that two LHC division benches had recently declared that the courts could not entertain any petition against delimitation after the announcement of the election schedule.