first reading

noun Parliamentary Procedure.
the reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body.

Origin:
1695–1705

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n
the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly

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Many travelers have lived to rue the day that they booked a trip without first reading the fine print.
Unfortunately they seem to have produced, on first reading, incompatible results.
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