En Banc Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of En Banc, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is En Banc?

(on bonk) French for “in the bench,” it signifies a decision by the full court of all the appeals judges in jurisdictions where there is more than one three- or four-judge panel. The larger number sit in judgment when the court feels there is a particularly significant issue at stake or when requested by one or both parties to the case and agreed to by the court.