A division of the British High Court of Justice, with jurisdiction over a variety of legal cases. Used when the sovereign is a woman.
Queen's Bench Sentence Examples
The queen's bench refused a prohibition (I Lord Raymond's Rep. 447).
On the resignation of Lord Denman in 1850, Campbell was appointed chief justice of the queen's bench.
Even so, it is difficult to see on what legal ground he was kept in the queen's bench prison after July 1553; for Mary herself was repudiating the royal authority in religion.
He was convicted by the Queen's Bench on the 21st of May 1 593, and hanged on the 29th at the unusual hour of 4 p.m., the signature of his old enemy Whitgift being the first of those affixed to the warrant.
This verdict was ignored by the government, and subsequently quashed by the Queen's Bench in Dublin, but additional feeling was roused in respect of the incident owing to a message later sent by Mr Gladstone ending with the words "Remember Mitchelstown."