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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.
After first reading them carefully to himself, he beckoned to Noel Vanstone to come and read them too.
Quite the contrary, they confirmed the results from all the first readings (apart from 12 obsolete proposals).
On Sundays when the first readings intended relationship to the gospel reading is focused on a distinct character type (e.