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Hansard (HAN-sard) noun

The official report of the proceedings and debates of a legislature in the Commonwealth of Nations, especially of the British or Canadian parliament.

[After Luke Hansard (1752-1828), British printer.]

"The agency pays pounds 600 per month to Citigate Westminster to check on Hansard, government announcements and parliamentary questions which might affect it." Fran Abrams Political Correspondent, Taxpayers' money is being spent on lobbying, Independent, 14 Jul 1998.

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