Backbencher - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbækˈbentʃər|  American pronunciation of the word backbencher
Brit.  |bakˈbɛntʃə|  British pronunciation of the word backbencher

noun

- a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader

Examples

the Prime Minister's supporters on the backbenches

No, a safe and humble backbencher's niche in the Senate was the inheritance of a Julius these days.

Word forms

noun
singular: backbencher
plural: backbenchers
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