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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]


(ˈhæn sərd)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
minutes, transactions, proceedings - a written account of what transpired at a meeting


nder Hansard, die britischen Parlamentsberichte
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Deux decisions importantes prises par la Cour supreme dans les annees 1990 ont ouvert la porte a l'utilisation des debats du hansard pour deviner une intention parlementaire dans le cadre d'affaires judiciaires oo sont contestees les interpretations des lois.
Two significant Supreme Court rulings from the 1990s have opened the door to using Hansard Debates to divine a parliament's intent in court cases which challenge understandings of laws.
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THE Hansard reporters who transcribe what MPs actually say in the chamber were baffled by SNP MP Kirsty Blackman's description of Commons procedures yesterday.
Tory Lord Whitby has made only two appearances in the official House of Lords record of debates, called Hansard, since becoming a peer in summer 2013 - one on Chinese trade in 2014 and another on local government finance in January 2015.
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Glen Hansard is a musical powerhouse whose gentle treatment of songs and emotional voice results in a kind of romantic perfection.