- a senior member of an Inn of Court.
- a member of the House of Commons.
Examples from the Web for bencher
Bencher, who has come down to preside over this entertainment, has a rather forbidding air about him.
He was a bencher of the Inner Temple, and his remains repose in the vault at the south-eastern extremity of the church.
He became a bencher in the same year, and began to plead in the courts of Westminster.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
Nearly every Bencher was present, for fifty-five were there.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
No person is admitted without the approbation of a bencher, or of the benchers in council assembled.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury