Definition of Civil list
1. Noun. A sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family.
Generic synonyms: Budget
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Literary usage of Civil list
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The civil list above mentioned is an annual sum granted by parliament at the ... It must be pointed out that, though there has been a civil list so called ..."
2. The Parliamentary Debates by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1820)
"It must be in the recollection of gentlemen, that, since the civil list was divided ... The civil list had also been freed from considerable burthens of ..."
3. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"Notwithstanding the recent additions to the civil list, the arrears now amounted to ... The civil list Act of Lord Rockingham, though falling short of Mr. ..."
4. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1906)
"Notwithstanding the recent additions to the civil list, the arrears now ... And now, for the first time, the civil list expenditure was divided into classes ..."
5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"Speech in Reply—Alteration in the future Management of these funds—Debate in the House of Lords on the same Subject—The Civil-List—Lord John Russell's ..."
6. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"In return the civil list of William IV was relieved of all public charges except ... The pay of public servants is now wholly removed from the civil list, ..."
7. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1822)
"C ERTAIN resolutions respecting the Civil-list had been moved by the chancellor of the exchequer on the 2nd of May; but before they had been fully taken ..."