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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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