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act

act  

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An act (something that is done) is legally relevant if it is a wrongful act (a tortious civil wrong or a criminal offence); a lawful activity with some legally instrumental ...
administrative tribunal

administrative tribunal  

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A tribunal such as the administrative appeals tribunal, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal of New South Wales: Administrative Decisions Tribunal Act 1997 (NSW) or the Victorian Civil and ...
appointed day

appointed day  

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The date specified in an Act of Parliament (or in a commencement order) for its coming into force.
bias

bias  

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Systematic distortion of results or findings from the true state of affairs, or any of several varieties of processes leading to systematic distortion. In everyday usage, “bias” often implies the ...
bill

bill  

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(parliamentary)Draft law submitted to a parliament for enactment as legislation. A bill becomes an Act of parliament when it has passed through all the formal stages that meet the ...
constitution

constitution  

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N.The rules and practices that determine the composition and functions of the organs of central and local government in a state and regulate the relationship between the individual and the state. ...
delegated legislation

delegated legislation  

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Regulations or other forms of subordinate legislation made by a body other than the legislature on the legislature's delegated authority, given under a statute (e.g. regulations made by the Executive ...
drafting of legislation

drafting of legislation  

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Legislative drafting is like brick‐laying in that it seems to the casual observer to be such an easy and simple process as not to demand any special knowledge or skill ...
enacting words

enacting words  

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The introductory words in an Act of Parliament that give it the force of law. They follow immediately after the long title and date of royal assent, unless preceded by a preamble, and normally run: ...
enactment

enactment  

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N.An Act of Parliament, a Measure of the General Synod (see Church of England), an order, or any other piece of subordinate legislation, or any particular provision contained in any of these (e.g. a ...
enforcing human rights

enforcing human rights  

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Unlike most states, the United Kingdom has not adopted a codified written constitution (ie a constitutional document of the highest legal status) with an entrenched (specially protected) set of ...
Factortame case: R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex p Factortame (No 2)

Factortame case: R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex p Factortame (No 2)  

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(1991)This case concerned the relationship between the legislation of the UK's ‘sovereign’ Westminster Parliament and European Community law. The decision clarified that relationship: when EC law ...
implementation

implementation  

The activity of proceeding from a given design of a system to a working version (known also as an implementation) of that system, or the specific way in which some part of a system is made to fulfill ...
interpretation

interpretation  

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N.The process of determining the true meaning of a written document. It is a judicial process, effected in accordance with a number of rules and presumptions. So far as is relevant, the rules and ...
interpretation clause

interpretation clause  

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A clause in a written document that defines words and phrases used in the document itself. In an Act of Parliament it is called an interpretation section. See also Interpretation Act.
interpretation of statutes

interpretation of statutes  

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The judicial process of determining, in accordance with certain rules and presumptions, the true meaning of Acts of Parliament. See feature Rules and Principals of Statutory Interpretation.
legislation

legislation  

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N.1 The whole or any part of a country's written law. In the UK the term is normally confined to Acts of Parliament, but in its broadest sense it also includes law made under powers conferred by Act ...
Manx law

Manx law  

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The nature and sources of the law of the Isle of Man are best understood by an appreciation of its constitutional status. The history of the Isle of Man, originally ...
money Bill

money Bill  

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A Bill that, in the opinion of the Speaker of the House of Commons, contains only provisions dealing with taxation, the Consolidated Fund, public money, the raising or replacement of loans by the ...
parent Act

parent Act  

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(1) An Act of Parliament which is the source of authority to make an instrument of legislative or administrative character; for example the Act which purported to give authority to ...

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