Definition of second reading in English:

second reading

Line breaks: sec¦ond read|ing
Pronunciation: /sɛkəndˈriːdɪŋ
 
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noun

  • 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.
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    • 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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