Definition of first reading in English:
(In the UK) the first presentation of a bill to Parliament, to permit its introduction.
- 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.
Definition of first reading in:
- British & World English dictionary