Definition of private member's bill in English:

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private member's bill

Pronunciation: /prʌɪvətˈmɛmbəzbɪl/

noun

(In the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) a legislative bill that is introduced by a private Member of Parliament and is not part of a government’s planned legislation. Such bills rarely become law.
Example sentences
  • Robison has cross-party support, but is considering introducing a private member's bill on the subject if she does not receive Executive support.
  • We, in conjunction with the National Pensioners' Convention, are supporting the private member's bill going through Parliament on October 17 for free transport for all pensioners and disabled people throughout the country.
  • In 1879 Hay introduced a private member's bill to solve some of the problems between the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly.

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