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third reading

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noun
  1. the final step in the consideration of a legislative bill before it is put to a vote.
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Origin of third reading

First recorded in 1565–75
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British Dictionary definitions for third reading

third reading

noun (in a legislative assembly)
  1. British the process of discussing the committee's report on a bill
  2. US the final consideration of a bill
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