Definition of bencher in English:

bencher

noun

Law
  • (in the UK) a senior member of any of the Inns of Court.

    • ‘He then became an eminent lawyer and bencher of the Inner Temple.’
    • ‘In one case, in 1691, the benchers of the Inner Temple ordered that the gate between the two areas be bricked up.’
    • ‘A person may be refused permission to sit the entrance exam ‘if he is for any reason considered by the benchers to be unsuitable for admission’.’
    • ‘Entrance to the Inns' degree course is by examination, though this is not open to anyone in an occupation ‘which, in the opinion of the benchers of King's Inns, is incompatible with the position of a student seeking to be called to the Bar’.’

Pronunciation:

bencher

/ˈbɛn(t)ʃə/