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Omnibus

[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).

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But this omnibus volume is greater than either its title or the sum of its parts.
This, however, is only natural in what is, strictly speaking, the literary history section of this omnibus volume" (15).
The books about her sister were gathered into an omnibus volume, All About Eileen (1952).