front bench


front bench

noun

: 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

Full Definition of FRONT BENCH

:  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–bench·er \-ˈben-chər\ noun

Examples of FRONT BENCH

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

First Known Use of FRONT BENCH

circa 1889

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