the official verbatim published reports of the debates and proceedings in the British Parliament.

Origin of Hansard

named after Luke Hansard (1752–1828) and his descendants, who compiled the reports until 1889

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the official report of the proceedings of the British Parliament
a similar report kept by other legislative bodies

Word Origin for Hansard

C19: named after T.C. Hansard (1752–1828) and his son, who compiled the reports until 1889

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