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Meaning of backbencher

back•bench•er

Pronunciation: (bak'ben'chur, -ben"-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the members of a legislature, esp. of the House of Commons of Great Britain, but not including the leaders of the parties.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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