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In banco

“In banco” is a Latin legal term that refers to a decision made by a court when all of its judges or justices participate in the ruling. This is known as hearing a case “en banc.” Instead of just a smaller panel of judges, all members of the court participate in the decision. “En banc” means “in bench” or “on the bench” in French, and it describes a full sitting of the court.

When “in banco” is used in a legal context, it usually signifies that the court’s ruling was made with the participation of all judges or justices. This is often done in important or contentious cases to ensure a broader representation of the court’s views.

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