The Collaborative International Dictionary
Banc \Banc\, ||Bancus \Ban"cus\, Bank \Bank\, n. [OF. banc, LL. bancus. See Bank, n.] A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
In banc, In banco (the ablative of bancus), In bank, in full court, or with full judicial authority; as, sittings in banc (distinguished from sittings at nisi prius). [1913 Webster] ||
Etymology 1 n. 1 A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment. 2 A tribunal or court. Etymology 2
n. (context US business English) (non-gloss definition: Used to associate a non-banking affiliate of a bank with the bank's brand name without using the word ''bank'')
Usage examples of "banc".
Novelli le vit, au fin bout de son banc, agiter les mains devant la figure des parleurs, pour les faire taire.
Boats containing the heavy ammunition and a regiment of conscripts were battered upon the rocks, and hundreds of the invaders found an unquiet grave upon the Banc des Violets.
The tide was high, and the ragged rocks of the Banc des Violets in the south and the Corbiore in the west were all but hidden.
The robot recording machine said, "All rise,"and the three conciliators trooped in from the door behind the banc.
In England, the judges at nisi prius express their opinions freely on the value and weight of the evidence, and the judges in banc, by consent of parties, constantly draw inferences of fact.