a senior member of an Inn of Court.
a member of the House of Commons.
a person who handles an oar; rower.
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How to use bencher in a sentence
So now he looks less like a serious budget person than a drunken back-bencher who has to be elbowed awake to cast a vote.Michael Tomasky on What Will Happen When Romney Gets Desperate | Michael Tomasky | September 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He joined the government on the explicit condition that a Kadima back-bencher, Yochanan Plessner, write the law.
He is a great back bencher, and he can sure as hell throw grenades and make things blow up.
Rivera will already be a back-bencher, so he doesn't have prestigious titles to lose.
Now, there never yet was a bencher of the name of Twopenny; though the mistake is easily accounted for.Obiter Dicta | Augustine Birrell
If I were a bencher I would like to promote a pageant of these grand old litigants in honour of their service to the English law.The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
No person is admitted without the approbation of a bencher, or of the benchers in council assembled.Old and New London | Walter Thornbury
Mr. Knill resided for some years previous to his death in Gray's Inn, and was a bencher of that society.Cornish Characters | S. Baring-Gould
The prince of Wales (George V.), a bencher of the society, filled the office of treasurer in 1904.
British Dictionary definitions for bencher
a member of the governing body of one of the Inns of Court, usually a judge or a Queen's Counsel
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