Act of parliament


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Act of parliament a statute that has passed through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and received the formal royal assent
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  • A. P. Herbert
    A. P. Herbert
    “People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. parlementparler, to speak.


In literature:

The victory was with Mr. Courtney, but not because he had an Act of Parliament behind him.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
It is also reported that the decisions of the court were seldom observed, no Act of Parliament having passed to render them valid.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
The first Act of that parliament was one to repeal part of the laws in force for raising and training the militia.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Indeed, among his first acts was the collection of the revenue without an act of parliament.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Fourth Act of Parliament, legalizing the quartering of troops in.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
On 22nd January 1799 the long talked-of Act of Union was pointedly referred to in the King's Speech read out to the Irish Parliament.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The Act of Confederation is an Imperial Act which no Canadian Parliament or Legislature can in any way affect.
"Bilingualism" by N. A. Belcourt
Whether or not men can be made sober by Act of Parliament, clearly they can by martial law!
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
The declaratory act was passed to save the dignity of parliament.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
No sovereign since Anne's death has appeared at a Cabinet Council, or has ventured to refuse his assent to an Act of Parliament.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The King was empowered by Act of Parliament to make a will about the year 1766.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Then England passed an act of parliament annuling the charter of Massachusetts.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
It was the very first act of the Long Parliament to restore these victims of tyranny to their families.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
By act of parliament, L20,000 was offered to the successful individual.
"Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages" by Anonymous
In the United States this Act of Parliament was resented more violently, if possible, than the Order in Council itself.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
An Act of Parliament will certainly be passed against her playing any more!
"English as She is Wrote" by Anonymous
A tribunal held under an act of parliament, of the year 1749, and not, like the mutiny act, requiring yearly re-enactment.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It reads like an act of parliament.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
After the Act of Parliament establishing the fair there is little reference in contemporary records to Auchterarder.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Acts of Parliament are not good examples.
"Progress and History" by Various

In news:

The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (more info).
Last week, Germany's parliament acted expeditiously to squelch the attempt of a Cologne judge to ban circumcision.
Parliament speaker and acting president Bronislaw Komorowski is expected to win the first round of the Poland election on Sunday, but.

In science:

Department of Information Technology, Board of Studies, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Set up by an Act of Parliament) New Delhi.
Software Security Rules, SDLC Perspective