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bench

Pronunciation: /bentʃ/

Translation of bench in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 2.1 [Law/Derecho] the bench o the Bench (judges collectively) la judicatura (tribunal) el tribunal to be raised to the bench (British English/inglés británico) ser* nombrado juez or magistrado to speak from the bench hablar desde el estrado to appear before the bench comparecer* ante el tribunal 2.2
    (benches plural)
    (British English/inglés británico) (seat in Parliament) the government/opposition benches los escaños or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) la bancada or (Chile) la banca del gobierno/de la oposición see alsoback benches, front bench
    Example sentences
    • You know I always wonder about the kind of people who sit on these judges benches and pass judgment over people.
    • The mock-up design featured access by ramps to all raised spaces, including the judge's bench, witness stand, jury box, and clerk stations.
    • In an unprecedented move Magistrate Nicholas got up from the bench and sat at the bar table with the witness and the accused.
    Example sentences
    • Before joining the bench, the Judge was a law professor who was well known for his erudite criticism of legalized abortion.
    • A Leyland magistrate is being forced to retire from the bench against his will because he is too old!
    • However, there are some people who move from the academic field to practice or the bench.
    Example sentences
    • Scotland's Lord Justice General recently presided over the bench of five senior judges who heard and ruled on the Lockerbie appeal.
    • Another bench of Magistrates may, reasonable and rationally, have reached the decision that the appeal should have been dismissed.
    • The sessions will take place at Bradford Magistrates Court in front of a specialised bench of magistrates and a prosecutor, who will be experts in ASBOs.
  • 3 [Sport/Deporte] the bench el banquillo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) la banca
    Example sentences
    • When a timeout is called, players stroll to the bench and coaches hustle to huddle.
    • The next season, he was back on the field as the bench coach for new Cleveland manager.
    • First-choice half back Sean Long endured a nightmare first half at the JJB and should be relegated to the bench when coach David Waite names his side today.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) mandar al banquillo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) a la banca

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