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passage
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 11
1. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.
2. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.
4. Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.
5. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.
7. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.
8. Reception; currency.
9. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
10. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
Part of Speech: noun
1. In parliamentary proceedings: ( a) The course of a proposition ( bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. ( b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.
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