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noun [countable] British backbench pronunciation in American English /bækˈbentʃ/backbench pronunciation in American English /ˈbækˌbentʃ/
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  1. one of the seats in the British Parliament where ordinary Members of Parliament sit. The leading members of each party sit on the front bench

    a backbench Member of Parliament


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