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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 Hon Sir David Clarke was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1965 and became a Bencher in 1992.
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