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public bill

noun
  1. a congressional or parliamentary bill involving the general interests of the people at large or of the whole community.
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Origin of public bill

First recorded in 1670–80
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British Dictionary definitions for public bill

public bill

noun
  1. (in Parliament) a bill dealing with public policy that usually applies to the whole countryCompare private bill, hybrid bill
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