third reading


: the final stage of the consideration of a legislative bill before a vote on its final disposition

Examples of third reading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third reading is when senators get up to speak. Glamour, 9 July 2024 The bill was amended to dissuade cities from threatening retailers seeking help and was slated for a third reading and vote in the Assembly this week. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 9 July 2024 Parliament approved the finance bill, moving it through to a third reading by lawmakers. Fox News, 25 June 2024 The law passed 71 -10 after a second and third reading at the Knesset, the body said. NBC News, 2 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for third reading 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1571, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of third reading was circa 1571

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“Third reading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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