Act of Parliament
- A statute enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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act of parliament — see under ↑parliament • • • Main Entry: ↑act 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 • • • Main Entry: ↑parliament * * * Act of Parliament [Act of… … Useful english dictionary
Act of Parliament — ˌAct of ˈParliament noun Acts of Parliament PLURALFORM [countable] LAW a law made by the central national elected body of Britain or of some other countries: • New regulations will require an Act of Parliament. * * * Act of Parliament UK US noun… … Financial and business terms
Act of Parliament — in the constitutional law of the UK, a Bill that has passed through all its stages and received the royal assent, thus becoming statute and law. Bills are introduced in Parliament either by a government minister or an unofficial (or private)… … Law dictionary
Act of Parliament — An Act of Parliament is a law as primary legislation by a national or sub national parliament. It is broadly equivalent to an Act of Congress in the United States.In Commonwealth English the term is used both in a narrow sense, as the formal… … Wikipedia
Act of Parliament — (in Britain) a new law which has been approved by Parliament. After a bill has been passed by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and it has received royal assent, it becomes an Act of Parliament and therefore, part of British law. * * * … Universalium
act of parliament — noun A military term for small beer, five pints of which, by an act of parliament, a landlord was formerly obliged to give to each soldier gratis. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue) … Wiktionary
Act of Parliament — Act of Par|lia|ment a law that has been officially accepted by a parliament, especially the British Parliament … Dictionary of contemporary English
act of parliament — A statute; a law made by the British sovereign, with the advice and consent of the lords and the commons, in parliament assembled. Acts of parliament form the leges scriptae, i.e., the written laws of the kingdom. Such acts are of three kinds:… … Black's law dictionary
Act of Parliament — noun a law which has received assent (royal or presidential or gubernatorial) after having been passed by the houses (or house) of Parliament … Wiktionary
act of Parliament — noun a bill passed by parliament and bearing the royal assent … Australian English dictionary