Bill (noun)

Definition:  A Bill can mean a proposed Act of Parliament before it has come into force. In the U.K. a Bill must be debated and approved by each House of Parliament – the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and then receive royal assent which means the King or Queen must agree to it. The Bill then becomes law and is known as an Act.

Example: The Data Protection Bill was introduced to the House of Commons for debate.

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