Definition of Hansard in English:


Syllabification: Han·sard
Pronunciation: /ˈhansərd


The official verbatim record of debates in the British, Canadian, Australian, or New Zealand parliament.
More example sentences
  • If one looks at the Hansard, the parliamentary debates, and the legislation, it is all there.
  • The Canadian provincial Hansards don't seem to have any examples of ‘narrative eh ", either because there aren't enough examples of the right sort of narrative, or because ‘narrative eh " is too stigmatized for use in such a context.
  • I am pleased that we have a Hansard that records these words, because in time I will be able to look back and say I was right.


late 19th century: named after Thomas C. Hansard (1776–1833), an English printer whose company originally printed it.

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