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public bill Line breaks: pub¦lic bill
Pronunciation: /pʌblɪkˈbɪl/

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Definition of public bill in English:


A proposed law that affects the public as a whole.
Example sentences
  • These are introduced in the form of public bills which pass through the same distinct stages of debate and discussion in both Houses of Parliament.
  • As soon as a public bill has received the Royal Assent, a print of the Act in the form in which it was finally passed is prepared in the Public Bill Office of the House of Lords…
  • They are a mixture of private and public bills and come about if someone or some people are going to be treated differently to others.
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