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bencher

[ ben-cher ]
/ ˈbɛn tʃər /
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noun

(in England)
  1. a senior member of an Inn of Court.
  2. a member of the House of Commons.
a person who handles an oar; rower.

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Origin of bencher

First recorded in 1525–35; bench + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bencher

bencher
/ (ˈbɛntʃə) /

noun (often plural) British

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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