passage

passage pas‧sage [ˈpæsɪdʒ] noun [uncountable]
LAW the progress of a law, bill etc through parliament before it takes effect:

• A month after its passage, Italy's insider-trading law is continuing to stir debate.

passage of

• One result of the oil crisis could be a slowdown in the passage of a tougher Clean Air Act.

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passage UK US /ˈpæsɪdʒ/ noun
[C] (also passageway /ˈpæsɪdzweɪ/) a usually long and narrow part of a building with rooms on one or both sides, or a covered path which connects places: »

There's a passage on the side of the building – the maintenance department is along there.

[C] a short piece of writing that is part of a larger piece of work: »

There's one passage in the report which seems incorrect.

[U] an act of moving through a place: »

Despite security checks, our passage through the airport was fairly quick.

[U or S] the way that time passes: »

The directors are hopeful that, with the passage of time, trading conditions will improve.

[ U] official approval of something, especially a new law: passage of sth »

Protesters are opposing passage of the new energy bill through parliament.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Passage — Pas sage, n. [F. passage. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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