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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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The frustrations and the feeling of uselessness among back benchers is leading to a contempt for Parliamentary procedures.
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Labour back benchers joined Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy in demanding the Prime Minister comes clean on the row.
Crispin Blunt, the first Tory back bencher to break cover and call for Mr Duncan Smith to go, said the MPs had done the right thing in forcing a confidence vote.
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I was voted Back Bencher of the year in 2008, and someone does not get voted Back Bencher of the year by Members of all parties if they are a complete lickspittle.
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The Labour back bencher attacked his own government's proposal for drivers caught just breaking the speed limit to receive two - instead of three points on their licence.
Murray is a bencher of Lincoln's Inn, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel, and chairman of the British Association for Sport and Law.
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Back bencher Janice Gregory (Labour, Ogmore) said Cardiff had benefited from high-profile events, but she said poorer areas had gained little.