public bill


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. public administration,
  2. public administrator,
  3. public affairs,
  4. public assistance,
  5. public bar,
  6. public broadcasting service,
  7. public charge,
  8. public company,
  9. public convenience,
  10. public corporation

Compare private bill.

Origin of public bill

First recorded in 1670–80

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British Dictionary definitions for public bill

public bill

noun

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