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backbench

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noun back·bench \-ˈbench\

Simple Definition of backbench

  • : a seat in the British Parliament that is held by an ordinary member

Full Definition of backbench

  1. :  a bench in a British legislature (as the House of Commons) occupied by rank-and-file members — compare front bench

back·bench·er play \-ˈben-chər\ noun

Examples of backbench

  1. the Prime Minister's supporters on the backbenches



1799

First Known Use of backbench

1799


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