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first reading

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) the introduction of a bill in a legislative assembly
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Noun1.first reading - the first presentation of a bill in a legislaturefirst reading - the first presentation of a bill in a legislature
presentation - the act of presenting a proposal
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The housekeeper said the same, so eager were they both for the slaughter of those innocents, but the curate would not agree to it without first reading at any rate the titles.
I am afraid my first reading of your face was wrong--I am afraid you are a hard man.
The COBU, on first reading, had set this level at 1.
Our first reading is one of those wonderful Elijah stories.
After agreeing on figures in first reading on 10 October in Brussels (see Europolitics 3168 and 3165), the European Parliament's Budget Committee has now approved two draft resolutions on the EU's draft budget for 2007.
This proposal was amended by the Council in first reading in July, the figures now amounting to 125.
If you want to know what the people are staring at and wondering about in the first reading you have to read from the beginning of chapter 3.
A further indication of the Parliament's sympathy for the Commission's new approach is its decision to relinquish its right to a new first reading in the co-decision procedure, to allow the matter to be dealt with directly by the Council.
The new thing, according to the first reading, is that God's people now include Gentiles.
The Israeli Knesset on Monday approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax funding to the Palestinian Authority by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian prisoners and families of martyrs.
The HDZ's proposal was rejected in an urgent legislative procedure, and in the first reading, the MPs rejected the amendments to the Election Law proposed by SDA.
On February 7, the East African Monetary Institute Bill, 2017 and East African Community Statistic Bureau Bill, 2017 will be introduced in the House for first reading.