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maiden speech

noun [C] uk   us  
the first formal speech made by a British Member of Parliament in the House of Commons or by a member of the House of Lords
Translations of “maiden speech”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國國會議員在下議院發表的)首次演說…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国国会议员在下院发表的)首次演说…
(Definition of maiden speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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