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The first bench on either side of the aisle in a parliament, reserved for ministers and leaders of the principal political parties.
front′-bench′er (-bĕnch′ər) n.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the foremost bench of either the Government or Opposition in the House of Commons
b. the leadership (frontbenchers) of either group, who occupy this bench
c. (as modifier): a front-bench decision.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the leadership of the government or opposition in various legislative assemblies
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|Noun||1.||front bench - any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers|
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom