Definition of second reading in English:

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second reading

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛkənd ˈriːdɪŋ/


A second presentation of a bill to a legislative assembly, in the UK to approve its general principles and in the US to debate committee reports.
Example sentences
  • The most important of these are the second reading, the Committee stage, and the report stage.
  • The Government Bill which proposes this legislation will have its second reading in Parliament in January.
  • I have much pleasure in participating in this debate on the second reading of this bill.

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