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order in council

noun
  1. (in Britain and various other Commonwealth countries) a decree of the Cabinet, usually made under the authority of a statute: in theory a decree of the sovereign and Privy Council
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Historical Examples

  • Transferred to the Dominion by an Imperial order-in-council, Sept. 1, 1880.

    The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History

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  • These articles had been confirmed by an order-in-council, on May 6th, 1628, at La Rochelle.

  • It was such trading ventures as this that the British order-in-council doomed.

  • His proceedings at Washington were to be treated as unofficial, and no order-in-council passed.

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    John Lewis

  • Accordingly an order-in-council was issued, allowing a vessel built in Holland to be used, and providing for its naturalization.