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front bench

noun

Simple Definition of front bench

  • : the front row of seats on both sides in a British legislature (such as the House of Commons) where the leaders sit; also : the leaders themselves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of front bench

  1. :  either of the two benches nearest the chair in a British legislature (as the House of Commons) occupied by government and opposition leaders; also :  the leaders themselves — compare backbench

front–bencher

play \-ˈben-chər\ noun

Examples of front bench in a sentence

  1. He challenged the views of his party's front bench.



Circa 1889

First Known Use of front bench

circa 1889


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