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British Dictionary definitions for civil list

civil list

  1. (in Britain) the annuities voted by Parliament for the support of the royal household and the royal family
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  • The civil-list of the king amounted to more than one-tenth of the whole revenue.

    History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete

    John Lothrop Motley

  • Latterly she had a civil-list pension; but, on the whole, she supported herself and her parents by writing.