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speech from the throne

noun
  1. (in Britain and the dominions of the Commonwealth) the speech at the opening of each session of Parliament in which the Government outlines its legislative programme. It is read by the sovereign or his or her representativeAlso called (esp Brit): King's speech, Queen's speech
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