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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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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)
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