Backbencher meaning

bakbenchər
The definition of a backbencher is a new legislator who traditionally sits in the rear of the chambers.

An example of backbencher is a recently elected member of the British House of Commons who does not have much influence.

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A legislator, esp. in the British House of Commons, who is not a leader in his or her party.
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(politics) A Member of Parliament who does not have cabinet rank, and who therefore sits on one of the backbenches or in one of the back rows of the legislature.
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