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speech or debate clause

noun, often cap S&D&C speech or de·bate clause

Legal Definition of speech or debate clause

  1. :  a clause in Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution granting members of Congress a privilege from arrest and legislative immunity for any speech or debate made in either of the houses —called also speech and debate clause

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