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Acts Of Parliament a.k.a. Act of Parliament: An Act of Parliament is a statute enacted as primary legislation by a national or sub-national parliament. In the Republic of Ireland the term Act of the Oireachtas is used, and in the United States the term Act of Congress is used.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

They would, however, content to such acts of parliament as were calculated merely for the regulation of commerce, and securing to the parent state the benefit of the American trade; but would never allow that they could impose any tax on the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

Acts of Parliament are classified by the Queen's Printer as public general Acts, local Acts, and personal Acts. Public general Acts include all Acts (except those confirming provisional orders) introduced into Parliament as public Bills. Local Acts ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

Acts of Parliament. • Civil law. • Contracts of employment. • Ethical standards. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) exists to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. As the regulatory body for nurses, this is done by maintaining a ...

Google previewThe law lexicon; or dictionary of jurisprudence, etc (1867)


Acts of parliament cannot be altered, amended, dispensed with, suspended, or repealed, but by the same authority of parliament which created them, the maxim being that it requires the same power to dissolve as to create an obligation.

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2015)

by Jonathan Law

Acts of Parliament are classified by the Queen's Printer as public general ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Laws of England (1897)

Being a New Abridgment by the Most Eminent Legal Authorities by Sir Alexander Wood Renton, William Bowstead

Acts of Parliament may be repealed expressly or by implication. Where an Act passed after the year 1850 repeals a repealing enactment, it shall not be construed as reviving any enactment ...

Google previewPolitical Dictionary (1846)

Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal; and Embracing the Terms of Civil Administration, of Political Economy and Social Relations, and of All the More Important Statistical Departments of Finance and Commerce

Bills which have passed through the houses of lords and commons and received the royal assent become Acts of parliament, and are sometimes spoken of collectively as forming the body of statutes of the realm. But a more restricted ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Divers acts of parliament have attempted to bar, restrain, suspend, qualify, or make void the acts of subsequent parliaments : but this could never be effected, for a latter parliament hath ever power to abrogate, suspend, qualify, or make void ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


Modern Acts of Parliament are—1. Public. These are binding on all citizens, and are ea officio cognisable by the judges. Since 1850 every Act is held to be public unless the contrary be expressly declared. 2. Private Acts. These relate to ...

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