Definition of first reading in English:

first reading

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Pronunciation: /fɜːstˈriːdɪŋ


  • The first presentation of a bill to a legislative assembly, to permit its introduction.
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    • 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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