One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) an amendment to a parliamentary bill that seeks to prevent a further reading by proposing reasons for its alteration or rejection.
- ‘After the Second Reading debate of a Bill, an MP can introduce a Reasoned Amendment if he or she thinks it should be rejected at that stage.’
- ‘This division was on a 'Reasoned amendment' which seeks to reject a Bill under consideration, and gives the reasons why it should be rejected.’
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