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second reading

noun
1.
the stage in the consideration of a legislative bill that provides an opportunity for debate and amendment.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50
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Examples from the web for second reading
  • On a second reading, invite volunteers to point to each part of the cycle as it is mentioned.
  • My enthusiasm darkened to suspicion upon a second reading, however.
  • The bill still requires a second reading to become law.
  • Every copy, on second reading, begins to acquire marginal cross-references.
  • The book actually improves with a second reading, when the author's tactics can best be appreciated.
  • But the second reading confirmed his first impression.
  • City council approves second reading of noise ordinance.
  • When a bill is reported out of committee, it is placed on the second reading calendar and is read again.
British Dictionary definitions for second reading

second reading

noun
1.
the second presentation of a bill in a legislative assembly, as to approve its general principles (in Britain), or to discuss a committee's report on it (in the US)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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