Act of Parliament

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. 2013.

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  • 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

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  • Act of Parliament clock — An Act of Parliament clock is a type of large clock originally hung in inns and taverns in the United Kingdom, beginning in the mid 18th century. Such clocks were plain in design, the faces were around two to five feet in diameter, and they were… …   Wikipedia

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  • Act of Parliament clock — also called  tavern clock        weight driven wall clock with a large wooden, painted or lacquered dial. More correctly, it is called a tavern clock. Clocks of this type were displayed by innkeepers and got their name from the passage of a five… …   Universalium

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