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[in-bak, Ä -bÄ k]
adv or adj
[Anglo-French en banke, literally, on the bench]
: with all judges or a quorum of judges present : in full court [an en banc rehearing] [heard very few matters en banc "H. B. Zobel"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.