cross-bench

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English[edit]

Composition of the UK House of Lords, cross-bench seats shown in gray

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Etymology[edit]

From cross- +‎ bench.

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Noun[edit]

cross-bench (plural cross-benches)

  1. (UK politics) A bench placed perpendicular to others, especially certain such benches in the House of Lords on which independent or neutral members traditionally sit.

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cross-bench (comparative more cross-bench, superlative most cross-bench)

  1. (UK politics) Of or pertaining to the cross-benches in the UK houses of parliament.
    Coordinate terms: independent, non-partisan

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