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(in the UK) a senior member of any of the Inns of Court.
- ‘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’.’
- ‘He then became an eminent lawyer and bencher of the Inner Temple.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘In one case, in 1691, the benchers of the Inner Temple ordered that the gate between the two areas be bricked up.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.