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Engrossed bill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Engrossed bill (Legislation) one which has been plainly engrossed on parchment, with all its amendments, preparatory to final action on its passage.
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Usage

In literature:

Amid wild confusion the amendment was declared adopted, and the bill was ordered engrossed and sent to the Governor.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
SIR: I have the honor to return herewith engrossed bill H.R.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
After a fierce debate the bill was passed to be engrossed by a majority of eleven.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Bill seemed to be engrossed in the study of the stove.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Thus amended, the bill was ordered to engrossment by a vote of 24 to 20.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Parliament was reopened with another hot debate on the all-engrossing bill.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The Monday following she carried the bill from the Engrossing Committee to the Senate.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
I told all my creditors to withhold their engrossed bills during my honeymoon, as I was otherwise engrossed.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Nothing new, but the regulating bill engrosses their attention.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
In the legislative documents for 1835 he figures as a member of the standing committee on engrossed bills.
"John Greenleaf Whittier" by W. Sloane Kennedy
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