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English definition of “bill”

bill

noun [C] (LAW)    /bɪl/
a formal statement of a planned new law that is discussed before being voted on: The bill was amended (= changed ). When a bill is passed in Parliament it becomes law .informal The bill was thrown out (= did not go past the first stage of discussion and will not become law ).Legislation and law-making
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