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bencher

a member of the governing body of one of the Inns of Court, usually a judge or a Queen's Counsel. See also BARRISTER.

BENCHER, English law. A bencher is a senior in the inns of court, entrusted with their government and direction.

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Tory back benchers are already circling Cameron like sharks round a bleeding carcass.
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His back benchers should tell him to his face his time is up.
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But after Wednesday's terror bill vote on raising the 14 day detention to 90 days was defeated by the Tories, Lib Dems and 49 Labour back benchers, I now feel betrayed by the party that I have stood by all these years.
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Bob Marshall Andrews joined fellow back benchers in urging him to go after claims a second visa for his ex-lover's nanny was ``fasttracked''.