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[Anglo-French engrosser to put (a legal document) in final form, from Medieval Latin ingrossare, from in grossam (put) into final form, literally, (written) in large (letter)]
: to prepare the usually final handwritten or printed text of (as a bill or resolution) esp. for final passage or approval [the amendment was ordered to be ed "Congressional Record"] see also engrossed bill at bill compare enroll NOTE: A bill or resolution is engrossed in the Congress and some state legislatures before its third reading and final passage by one of the legislative houses.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.