Omnibus bill
omnibus om"ni*bus, a. Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill. [PJC]

{Omnibus bill}, a legislative bill which provides for a number of miscellaneous enactments or appropriations. [Parliamentary Cant, U.S.]

{Omnibus box}, a large box in a theater, on a level with the stage and having communication with it. [Eng.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • omnibus bill — n. legislative bill that provides for several miscellaneous enactments or allotments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bill — n 1: a draft of a law presented to a legislature for enactment; also: the law itself the GI bill ap·pro·pri·a·tions bill /ə ˌprō prē ā shənz /: a bill providing money for government expenses and programs ◇ Appropriations bills originate in the… …   Law dictionary

  • Omnibus — may refer to: Contents 1 See also Law Omnibus bill, a single legislative document containing many laws or amendments Omnibus spending bill, a single legislative document that sets the budget of many government departments Omnibus clause …   Wikipedia

  • omnibus — om ni*bus, a. Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill. [PJC] {Omnibus bill}, a legislative bill which provides for a number of miscellaneous enactments or appropriations.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Omnibus box — omnibus om ni*bus, a. Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill. [PJC] {Omnibus bill}, a legislative bill which provides for a number of miscellaneous enactments or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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