first reading


noun Parliamentary Procedure.

the reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body.

Nearby words

  1. first post,
  2. first principle,
  3. first quarter,
  4. first quartile,
  5. first reader,
  6. first refusal,
  7. first reich,
  8. first republic,
  9. first responder,
  10. first run

Origin of first reading

First recorded in 1695–1705

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British Dictionary definitions for first reading

first reading

noun

the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly
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