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private bill

noun

  1. a congressional or parliamentary bill involving the private interests of a particular individual, corporation, or local unit.


private bill

noun

  1. a bill presented to Parliament or Congress on behalf of a private individual, corporation, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of private bill1

First recorded in 1670–80
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Example Sentences

At least he could not reduce his little private bill for such assistance below £1600.

It contained a number of provisions applicable to inclosures, which could be incorporated by reference, in a private bill.

To a private bill it is thus declared:—“Soit fait comme il est desiré.”

It is needless to trace here the course of a private bill in the Lords.

Because they refused to deliberate on any form, this private bill was introduced.

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