the stage in the consideration of a legislative bill that provides an opportunity for debate and amendment.
the second presentation of a bill in a legislative assembly, as to approve its general principles (in Britain), or to discuss a committee’s report on it (in the US)
noun 1. the German Empire 1871–1919.
noun 1. the republic established in France in 1848 and replaced by the Second Empire in 1852. Second Republic noun 1. the republican government of France from the deposition of Louis Philippe (1848) until the Second Empire (1852) 2. the period during which this form of government existed (1848–52)
- Second row
noun (functioning as singular or pl) 1. (rugby Union) the forwards in the second row of a scrum (as modifier): a second-row forward
adjective 1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two. 2. being the latter of two equal parts. 3. next after the first in place, time, or value: the second house from the corner. 4. next after the first in rank, grade, degree, status, or importance: the second person in the company. 5. […]