bencher

bencher

[ben-cher]
noun
1.
a.
a senior member of an Inn of Court.
b.
a member of the House of Commons.
2.
a person who handles an oar; rower.

Origin:
1525–35; bench + -er1

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bencher (ˈbɛntʃə)
 
n
1.  a member of the governing body of one of the Inns of Court, usually a judge or a Queen's Counsel
2.  See backbencher

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