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first reading

noun, Parliamentary Procedure.
1.
the reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body.
Origin of first reading
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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British Dictionary definitions for first reading

first reading

noun
1.
the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly
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