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"maiden speech" in British English

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maiden speechnoun [C]

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