private bill
private bill see bill 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

private bill
in the constitutional law of the UK, a bill that affects a private interest specially and is therefore different from a public bill. They are initiated by petition of persons outside Parliament, like local authorities or, in the past, railway companies. The main feature of the special standing orders that govern its passage are that the bill is sent to a select committee that will hear objectors providing they have locus standi. See hybrid bill.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


private bill
Legislation that benefits an individual or a locality. Also called special legislation or a private act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


private bill
Legislation that benefits an individual or a locality. Also called special legislation or a private act.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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