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ˈfrʌntˈbɛn tʃərfront·bencher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frontbenchernoun

    a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party

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  1. frontbenchernoun

    one who sits on the front bench in a parliament. Typically the spokesmen for those who sit further back.

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  1. Frontbencher

    In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together. The spokespeople for each group will often sit at the front of their group, and are then known as being on the frontbench (or front bench) and are described as frontbenchers. Those sitting behind them are known as backbenchers. Independent and minority parties sit to the side or on benches between the two sides, and are referred to as crossbenchers.

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  1. frontbencher

    A frontbencher is a senior member of a political party who holds a prominent position or role, often in the government or in the opposition. They sit in the front rows ("the front bench") in the assembly or parliament, signifying their high-ranking status and role in shaping party policy. The term is commonly used in parliamentary systems such as in the UK, Australia, and Canada. Examples of frontbenchers include cabinet ministers, party leaders, and shadow ministers in the opposition.

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  1. Frontbencher

    In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together. The spokespeople for each group will often sit at the front of their group, and are then known as being on the frontbench and are described as frontbenchers. Those sitting behind them are known as backbenchers. Independent and minority parties sit to the side, and are referred to as crossbenchers. In the British House of Commons, the Government frontbench is traditionally called the treasury bench. The government frontbench is on the right hand side as seen by the Chairman, and is occupied by Government ministers. The opposition frontbench is occupied by shadow ministers, of which the most senior form the Shadow Cabinet. While backbenchers are referred to in the Canadian House of Commons, the front seats on the government side are reserved for cabinet ministers. Front row members are not referred to as frontbenchers, but as cabinet ministers. Some "frontbenchers" actually sit in the centre of the second row, so as to be seen directly behind the party leader during Question Period.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frontbencher in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frontbencher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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