n. Used to associate a non-banking affiliate of a bank with the bank's brand name without using the word bank
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. In law, a seat or bench of justice.
"He recited to them, till they were word-perfect, a music-hall ditty of the early 'eighties -- _Sur le bi, sur le banc, sur le bi du bout du banc_, and delighted them with dissertations on Mme. Yvette Guilbert's earlier repertoire."
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