Reading of a bill
Reading Read"ing (r[=e]d"[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read. [1913 Webster]

2. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading. [1913 Webster]

3. A lecture or prelection; public recital. [1913 Webster]

The Jews had their weekly readings of the law. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

4. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version. [1913 Webster]

5. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

6. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer. [1913 Webster]

{Reading of a bill} (Legislation), its formal recital, by the proper officer, before the House which is to consider it. [1913 Webster]


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