government bill


sometimes capitalized G
: a public or private bill prepared, introduced, and sponsored in the legislature by a member of the government
in Great Britain a government bill … is in direct charge of a ministerF. A. Ogg & Harold Zink
in France … government bills are drawn up in the departmentsD. W. S. Lidderdale
compare private member's bill

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“Government bill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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