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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
319 words

in London was the ultimate court of appeal for the Australian legal system. Its rulings include a 1936 decision protecting ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
104 words

This group of royal advisers emerged in the 14th century and exercised great power during the 16th and 17th centuries, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
166 words

From *Norman times, the monarch’s closest counsellors who gave confidential advice, primarily on affairs of state: legal, administrative, or judicial. ...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
103 words
This group of royal advisers emerged in the 14th century and exercised great power during the 16th and 17th centuries, as the forerunner of the Cabinet. The Council dealt with all matters ... More
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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
245 words

The Privy Council has ancient historical origins. Its formal role is to advise the monarch as Head of State. Over ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
462 words

the main executive and administrative organ of state in Ireland between 1534 and 1800. It assisted the chief governors ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
324 words

The Privy Council in England was originally the body of men selected to advise the sovereign and who were authorized ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
54 words

Group of main advisers to the British monarch. It developed in the Middle Ages out of the King's Council (Curia ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
originally (in Middle English) = ‘private’. ... Privy Council a body of advisers appointed by a sovereign or a Governor General (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including ... More

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