Definition of private member in English:

private member

Syllabification: pri·vate mem·ber


  • (In the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) a member of a parliament who is not a minister or does not hold government office.
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    • Not until 1912 did a private member of Parliament introduce a bill that would allow women to become solicitors.
    • Work is underway to prepare for the moving of a private member's motion in Parliament that is intended to activate law reform in this context.
    • Last November she tabled her own private member's legislation aimed at tackling this problem.

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