[ han-serd ]
/ ˈhæn sərd /
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the official verbatim published reports of the debates and proceedings in the British Parliament.
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Origin of Hansard
Named after Luke Hansard (1752–1828) and his descendants, who compiled the reports until 1889
Words nearby Hansard
Hanoverian, Hanover Park, Hanratty, Hans, Hansa, Hansard, Hansa yellow, Hansberry, Hanse, Hanseatic, Hanseatic League
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How to use Hansard in a sentence
The two first met several months ago, when Once was in rehearsals in Cambridge, Mass., and Hansard begrudgingly went to see it.Tony Awards: ‘Once’ Stars Steve Kazee and Glen Hansard on the Show’s Success|Ramin Setoodeh|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Members of Parliament still speak of the volumes containing the printed record of what goes on in Parliament as Hansard.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
What the Tobacco-Parliament's specific insinuations and deliberations were, in this alarming interim, no Hansard gives us a hint.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
These improvements were first embodied in a perfecting press made for Hansard, a London printer.
Nearly a hundred years ago Hansard wrote, "The printing machine in its present state appears susceptible of little improvement."
It is in every blue-book, in every page of Hansard, in the preamble of every Bill.The Cabinet Minister|Arthur Pinero
British Dictionary definitions for Hansard
/ (ˈhænsɑːd) /
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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