civil list


civil list
'civil list
n
the civil list
the sum of money given every year by Parliament to the King or Queen of Britain and members of their family

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Civil list — List List, n. [AS. l[=i]st a list of cloth; akin to D. lijst, G. leiste, OHG. l[=i]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw. list, Dan. liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin, and thus ultimately the same word.] 1. A strip forming the woven border… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Civil list — Civil Civ il, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil. See {City}.] 1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state. [1913 Webster] 2. Subject to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • civil list — in the constitutional law of the UK, money paid to certain members of the royal family. The monarch surrenders for life all hereditary revenues, with the exception of those of the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, to form part of the… …   Law dictionary

  • Civil List — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) an annual allowance voted by Parliament for the royal family s household expenses …   English terms dictionary

  • Civil list — A civil list is a list of individuals to whom money is paid by the government. Contents 1 United Kingdom 1.1 History 1.2 Present day 2 Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Civil List — (in Britain) the amount of money that parliament agrees to give every year to the king or queen to meet official expenses, such as allowances for other members of the Royal Family and wages for the royal household. See also Privy Purse. * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Civil List — N PROPER: the N The Civil List is money paid by the state every year to members of the British Royal Family to cover their living expenses. She gets ₤230,000 from the Civil List …   English dictionary

  • civil list — list of government employees; money allocated to the monarch and royal family by Parliament …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civil list — /ˈsɪvəl lɪst/ (say sivuhl list) noun British the provision of money by Parliament for the monarch and the monarch s household …   Australian English dictionary

  • CIVIL LIST —    the yearly sum granted by the Parliament of England at the commencement of each reign for the support of the royal household, and to maintain the dignity of the Crown: it amounts now to £385,000 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia


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