first reading


Definition of first reading

: the first submitting of a bill before a quorum of a legislative assembly usually by title or number only

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Recent Examples on the Web An important subject for your first reading could be your financial prospects. Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 Limón officially begins her term in the fall with her first reading at the Library of Congress on Sept. 29. Jess Eng, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 The bill passed overwhelmingly in its first reading on Wednesday, 63-16, although several parties in the governing coalition were absent and the coalition may seek to block the bill from moving forward. Tia Goldenberg,, 6 June 2022 Then, with the strap attached and on, follow the on-screen instructions to take your first reading. Christian De Looper, BGR, 2 June 2022 The board held a public hearing on its first reading of the 2022-23 budget, and a hearing to gather community feedback on the preliminary 2022-2023 Local Control and Accountability Plan. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2022 Council approved the motion to put the matter on first reading by a 4-3 vote, with Alexander and Lentine being joined by Council Members At-Large Juanita Lewis and Daniel Ursu. cleveland, 29 June 2022 Only six council members voted during this first reading, because the 7th ward, where the dispensary would be located, is unrepresented. Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2022 After the play’s first reading, in 1963, it was immediately optioned and scheduled for a Broadway production the next fall. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of first reading

1571, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“First reading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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