American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The official report of the proceedings and debates of a legislature in the Commonwealth of Nations, especially of the British or Canadian parliament.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A merchant of one of the Hanse towns.
- n. The official report of the proceedings and debates of the British parliament.
- n. The official report of discussions in the British and some Commonwealth parliaments.
- n. historical A merchant of one of the Hanse towns.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An official report of proceedings in the British Parliament; -- so called from the name of the publishers.
- n. A merchant of one of the Hanse towns. See the Note under 2d hanse.
- n. the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament
- About 1859. After London printer Luke Hansard (1752–1828), whose company printed and later published the British debates of parliament. The printed debates were titled Hansard from 1829. (Wiktionary)
- After Luke Hansard (1752-1828), British printer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You can find a transcript of the debate in Hansard, which is equally coy:”
“Can't Clegg insist that it is included in Hansard?”
“That is why I am so shocked by this appearance in Hansard from yesterday's debate.”
“For lazy BBC people you can see this in Hansard (4 Jun 2008: Column 765).”
“I have checked in Hansard and the question and answer ran as follows:”
“You can find the whole debate in Hansard for 2 April 2008.”
“In fact what he says is just as is recorded in Hansard:”
“To read the old bruiser's contribution in Hansard, click here.”
“The links below will take you to the relevant column in Hansard, but I shall reproduce the most relevant extracts here too.”
“There is one thing that probably won't appear in Hansard, though.”
Looking for tweets for Hansard.