Definition of first reading in English:

first reading

Syllabification: first read·ing


(In the UK) the first presentation of a bill to Parliament, to permit its introduction.
More example sentences
  • We are therefore very happy to support this bill through its first reading to the select committee stage.
  • The Education Act should be ready for a first reading in the legislative assembly by February 2006.
  • The bill has passed the first reading in the Legislature and will be forwarded for further review next month.

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