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second reading

noun

Definition of second reading

  1. 1 :  the stage in the British legislative process following the first reading and usually providing for debate on the principal features of a bill before its submission to a committee for consideration of details

  2. 2 :  the stage in the United States legislative process that occurs when a bill has been reported back from committee and that provides an opportunity for full debate and amendment before a vote is taken on the question of a third reading



1647

First Known Use of second reading

1647


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