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Parts of law courts - synonyms or related words

bench

noun

the place where the judge sits in a court of law

bullpen

noun

Americaninformal a room where prisoners are kept temporarily while they are waiting to go into a court of law

chambers

noun

legal the offices used by judges or barristers

chancery

noun

legalAmerican a court of law that considers equity (=the principle of what is fair) and not just existing laws when making decisions

the dock

noun

legal the part of a court of law where the person who is accused of a crime stands or sits

jury box

noun

the place where the jury sits during a trial

stand

noun

mainly American the part of a court of law where people stand to answer lawyers’ questions. The usual British word is witness box.

witness box

noun

British the place in a court of law where the witness stands or sits while answering questions

witness stand

noun

American a witness box

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freshet

a rise in the level of a stream or river

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