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The official report of the proceedings and debates of a legislature in the Commonwealth of Nations, especially of the British or Canadian parliament.
[After Luke Hansard (1752-1828), British printer.]
1. (Parliamentary Procedure) the official report of the proceedings of the British Parliament
2. (Parliamentary Procedure) a similar report kept by other legislative bodies
[C19: named after T.C. Hansard (1752–1828) and his son, who compiled the reports until 1889]
the official published report of the debates and proceedings in the British Parliament or similar legislative bodies.
[after Luke Hansard (1752–1828) and his descendants, who compiled the reports until 1889]
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|Noun||1.||Hansard - the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament; "the Canadian Hansard is published in both English and French"|