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maiden speechnoun [C]

uk   /ˌmeɪ.dən ˈspiːtʃ/  us   /ˌmeɪ.dən ˈspiːtʃ/
the first ​formalspeech made by a British Member of Parliament in the House of Commons or by a ​member of the House of Lords
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