(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.

Origin of bencher

First recorded in 1525–35; bench + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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