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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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Victoria Todd, one of the volunteers who organised the commemorative bench project, said that village artist Alan Howard designed the benches before a financial appeal was put out.
On Thursday, the formation of benches of benches would change as first bench would comprised of Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan while the second will consist of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Yahya Afridi.
All nine funny benches are original and have their own names.Nitra visitors may sit at the folk bench, Corgo#328's bench (Corgo#328, "The Mighty", a character from local legend who reputedly single-handedly repelled the Ottoman invasion), a comfortable bench, work-out bench, cycling bench, bench of Nitra fans, a flea bench, chess bench and Ludo bench.
He directed to take necessary steps to immediately set up benches of Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue at in Quetta.
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.
Saqib Nisar has constituted six benches at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases during the next week, starting from Monday.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court with six benches here at principle seat is all set to take up a number of important cases today.
New Delhi, June 4 ( ANI ): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the establishment of permanent benches of the Karnataka High Court at Dharwad and Gulbarga districts.
A spokesman for Coventry City Council said: "It's important we authorise the placing of benches in cemeteries so that we can make sure they are in the right area and they don't block other graves or in a place that could block access.
Critical verticals like oil and gas, energy and utility, as also captive units of some like HSBC, JP Morgan, Stanchart and Citi maintain a bench at high single digit rates, but many leading domestic and MNC tech firms have only 5% of their people sitting on benches at present, say external hirers who are privy to these details.
ALL neighbourhoods in the Capital Governorate will soon have new concrete benches, following a municipal council proposal.
Improvements will include new fencing, plantings, water features, play equipment, benches and sitting areas, lighting, pavement and curbing, drainage and infrastructure.