royal assent

n [sing]
the final stage that a British Act of Parliament must go through to become law, when it is signed by the king or queen.

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  • Royal assent — Assent As*sent , n. [OE. assent, fr. assentir. See {Assent}, v.] The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence. [1913 Webster] Faith is the assent to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • royal assent — the agreement of the monarch to a bill becoming an Act of Parliament. It is a convention (conventions) that the monarch shall so assent. For public bills, the Clerk of the Parliaments communicates the assent by the words La reine le veult,… …   Law dictionary

  • Royal Assent — The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which a constitutional monarch completes the legislative process of lawmaking by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. While the power to withhold Royal Assent was once exercised often,… …   Wikipedia

  • royal assent — noun : the official but purely formal approval of the sovereign required for the passage of all legislation under English parliamentary law * * * royal assent The sovereign s formal acquiescence in a measure which has passed the Houses of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • royal assent —    The granting of royal assent is the formal method by which a constitutional monarch completes the legislative process of law making by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. While the power to withhold royal assent was once exercised… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • royal assent — noun assent of the sovereign to a bill which has been passed by Parliament, and which thus becomes an Act of Parliament …   English new terms dictionary

  • royal assent — roy′al assent′ n. can. (in Great Britain and other Commonwealth countries) the official consent of the sovereign or a representative to a bill passed by Parliament …   From formal English to slang

  • royal assent — authorization of the King …   English contemporary dictionary

  • royal assent — noun (U) the signing of a law by the British king or queen after it has been decided by Parliament, so that it officially becomes law …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • royal assent — UK / US noun [uncountable] an occasion when the king or queen of the UK signs an act of parliament in order to make it an official law …   English dictionary

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