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Hansard

[ han-serd ]

noun

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


Hansard

/ ˈhænsɑːd /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hansard1

Named after Luke Hansard (1752–1828) and his descendants, who compiled the reports until 1889
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hansard1

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

The two first met several months ago, when Once was in rehearsals in Cambridge, Mass., and Hansard begrudgingly went to see it.

Members of Parliament still speak of the volumes containing the printed record of what goes on in Parliament as Hansard.

What the Tobacco-Parliament's specific insinuations and deliberations were, in this alarming interim, no Hansard gives us a hint.

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.

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