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Royal assent


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Royal assent in England, the assent of the sovereign to a bill which has passed both houses of Parliament, after which it becomes law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Royal Assent in England, the sovereign's formal acquiescence in a measure which has passed the two Houses of Parliament
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. asenter, assent—L. assentāre, assentīre, L. ad, to, sentīre, to think.


In literature:

Royal assent was given to the Bill in 1895.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The Royal Assent was given on Feb. 6, 1918.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Two years later, before the act had received the royal assent, it had been repealed by the Assembly.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
To this bill Metcalfe did not assent, but 'reserved' it, as was his undoubted right, for the royal sanction.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
Capreol, nothing daunted, sailed for England, and in seven weeks was back with royal assent assured.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
And when both houses have done with the bill, it always is deposited in the house of peers, to wait the royal assent.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
The king assented to that much limitation of the royal power.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
On the 25th of March 1807, the Royal assent was given to the Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
ASSENT', THE ROYAL, is the approbation given by the sovereign in Parliament to a Bill which has passed both Houses, after which it becomes a law.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Ultimately, the Bill received the Royal assent.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
It received the Royal Assent the same month, and became law.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
I give you my royal assent to create a sufficient number of new peers to carry Reform through the House of Lords.
"I, Thou, and the Other One" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
In other words, when the Law of Love receives the Royal Assent no other law will be necessary.
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
Subject to the royal assent they might elect their own chief magistrate, bishop and judges.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
The English bill received the royal assent on the 7th of June, 1832.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
The Stamp Act received the royal assent on March 22, 1765, and it was to come into operation on the first day of November following.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
The Bill receives the Royal Assent, 74.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
Lastly, and this is perhaps not the least important of his duties, he gives the Royal Assent to Bills.
"The Mother of Parliaments" by Harry Graham
It received the Royal assent on the 1st of August, 1832, and is technically known as 3 and 4 Geo.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
Royal assent to the British man-power bill, providing for conscription in Ireland, was given on April 18.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various

In news:

In Britain Parliament approved the treaty just in time for the EU summit that began late on June 19th (the queen gave royal assent that morning).
In Sunday's Guardian Unlimited and other UK papers, the talk was about the new Work and Families Act, which gained support from the Royal Assent recently.