Entry from British & World English dictionary
A legislative bill affecting the interests only of a particular body or individual.
- This bill is a private bill, and was reported from the Maori Affairs Committee.
- I wonder what negotiations or discussions have taken place with local government, local authorities, and those law firms that have an interest in matters such as private bills, local bills, and local legislation bills.
- We should really have that assurance from the promoter of the bill, because a private bill is a special privilege: an organisation is given the privilege of having the law written specially for it, and the law does not apply to anyone else.
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