private member's bill

private member's bill
noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized P&M&B
: a public or private bill prepared, introduced, and sponsored in the legislature by a private member

in New Zealand … private members' bills occasionally reach the Statute Book — Walter Nash

— compare government bill

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private member's bill noun
A bill introduced and sponsored by a private member in parliament
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Main Entry:private

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private member’s bill UK US noun [countable] [singular private member’s bill plural private member’s bills]
a new law that a private member suggests to the UK parliament
Thesaurus: in the uk parliament and assemblieshyponym law, laws and parts of lawshyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ bills [count]
Brit : a bill prepared or introduced in the British House of Commons by a private member

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ˌprivate ˈmember's bill [private member's bill private member's bills] noun
(in the British political system) a law that is suggested by a member of parliament who is not a minister in the government and that is not part of the government's plans

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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