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Cranborne money

noun
  1. (in Britain) the annual payment made to Opposition parties in the House of Lords to help them pay for certain services necessary to the carrying out of their parliamentary duties; established in 1996Compare Short money

Word Origin

named after Viscount Cranborne, Leader of the House of Lords in 1996
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