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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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A tribunal, created by the Judicial Committee Act 1833, consisting of the Lord Chancellor, Lord President of the Council and ex-Lords President, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and other ...

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
149 words

... Committee of the Privy Council A tribunal, created by the Judicial Committee Act 1833, to hear appeals from courts in dependent territories and those Commonwealth countries that have retained appeals to the Privy Council since attaining independence; it also hears appeals under certain statutes. Its members currently comprise Justices of the Supreme Court, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and other members of the Privy Council who have been Lords of Appeal in Ordinary or who have held high judicial office. Certain judges of Commonwealth countries who are...

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Law
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212 words

... Committee of the Privy Council A tribunal consisting of Justices of the Supreme Court. The Committee’s jurisdiction is to hear appeals from courts in dependent territories and those Commonwealth countries that have retained appeals to the Privy Council since attaining independence; it also hears appeals under certain statutes. The Judicial Committee also has jurisdiction to hear and determine ‘devolution issues’, that is questions relating to the powers and functions ofthe legislative and executive authorities established in Scotland and Northern...

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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Religion
Length:
72 words

... Committee of the Privy Council . A Court of Appeal established in 1833 by an Act of Parliament to regularize the extensive ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the King in Council. Under the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 , it ceased to have any jurisdiction in cases of discipline, but it still hears faculty appeals in cases not involving doctrine, ritual or ceremonial. It also hears appeals against schemes proposed under certain other...

Privy Council, Judicial Committee of the

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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2007
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Law
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4,014 words

... Council, Judicial Committee of the . Although established by the Constitution as the highest court in Australia, the High Court became the final court of appeal for Australia only when the Australia Acts 1986 abolished the last remaining appeals from state courts to the Privy Council in London. Appeals from the High Court to the Privy Council had been abolished successively by legislation introduced by the Gorton government in 1968 (abolishing appeals in federal and constitutional matters ) and by the Whitlam government in 1975 (abolishing all...

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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Stella Fletcher

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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2022
Subject:
Religion
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114 words

... Committee of the Privy Council A Court of Appeal, constituted in 1833, which sits in London. With regard to ecclesiastical matters, initially it determined appeals from both the Court of the Arches (now the Arches Court of Canterbury ) and the Chancery Court of York , and gained much notoriety through a series of ritual and doctrinal cases brought before it in the 19th cent., of which the Gorham Case was the most celebrated. Under the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 it ceased to have any jurisdiction in cases of discipline, but it...

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council  

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A tribunal, created by the Judicial Committee Act 1833, consisting of the Lord Chancellor, Lord President of the Council and ex-Lords President, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and other members of the ...
Court of Delegates

Court of Delegates  

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In England, under the Submission of the Clergy Act 1533 (passed in 1534), commissioners were appointed to deal with appeals from the Archbishops' courts which until the previous year had gone to ...
manual Acts

manual Acts  

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Religion
The rubrics of the 1662 BCP require the celebrant at the Holy Communion to take the paten into his hands, to break the bread, lay his hand upon it, and to perform corresponding acts at the ...
Ridsdale Judgement

Ridsdale Judgement  

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Religion
The judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1877 that the use of Eucharistic vestments was illegal in the C of E, but that the eastward position was permitted, provided that it ...
Purchas Judgement

Purchas Judgement  

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Religion
The judgement given in 1871 by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council against the Revd John Purchas that Eucharistic vestments, the eastward position, the mixed chalice, and wafer bread were ...
Judiciary Act

Judiciary Act  

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1903 (Cth).The Judiciary Act, enacted in August 1903 after vigorous and prolonged debate (see Deakin), makes comprehensive provision for the exercise of federal judicial power under Chapter III of ...
Evidence law

Evidence law  

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When the High Court was created, the common law of evidence applied in Australia was indistinguishable from the English common law, was not characterised by the use of explicit judicial ...
Ecclesiastical Courts Commissions

Ecclesiastical Courts Commissions  

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1 The Parliamentary Commission set up in 1830 recommended the replacement of the Court of Delegates by the Privy Council as the final court of appeal in ecclesiastical matters. As a result the ...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court  

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The Court which will function as the highest court in the UK, on the coming into effect of the relevant provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, taking over from the House of Lords and the ...
privy Council

privy Council  

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The fate of most councils or committees is to grow too large to be effective and to be replaced by an executive or inner caucus, like a series of Russian dolls. The council of late medieval times ...
Hierarchy of courts

Hierarchy of courts  

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The structure of Australia's court system has changed significantly over the past century. At the time when the Commonwealth was established in 1901, each of the self-governing colonies had its ...
State Supreme Courts

State Supreme Courts  

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At the time of federation in 1901, each of the states of Australia had a superior court of record named the Supreme Court. The oldest state Supreme Court is that ...
Boilermakers Case

Boilermakers Case  

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(1956)concerned a challenge by the Boilermakers' Society of Australia to sections 29 and 29A of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 (Cth), which empowered the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation ...

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