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[Latin, For all; containing two or more independent matters.] A term frequently used in reference to a legislative bill comprised of two or more general subjects that is designed to compel the executive to approve provisions that he or she would otherwise reject but that he or she signs into law to prevent the defeat of the entire bill.

Laws governing the Federal Budget are typically omnibus bills; for example, the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 1321).


adjective all-embracing, all-inclusive, broad, catholic, collective, compendious, complete, composite, comprehensive, encyclopedic, encyclopedical, exhaustive, expansive, extensive, general, generic, inclusive, indiscriminate, limitless, of great scope, overall, pandemic, sweeping, unqualified, unrestricted, wide-reaching, widespread
Associated concepts: omnibus law
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In a rush to get home for Thanksgiving, members of Congress voted to suspend the rule requiring three days of deliberation before voting on the omnibus (then they express outrage that the 3,000 page, 14-inch thick bill contains dubious provisions).
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