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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The official report of discussions in the British and some Commonwealth parliaments.
  • n. A merchant of one of the Hanse towns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament

Etymologies

After Luke Hansard (1752-1828), British printer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)

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