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first reading

noun, Parliamentary Procedure
1.
the reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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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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first reading

noun
1.
the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly
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