(in Britain) a body set up by the monarch on the recommendation of the prime minister to gather information about the operation of existing laws or to investigate any social, educational, or other matter. The commission has prescribed terms of reference and reports to the government on how any change might be achieved
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How to use Royal Commission in a sentence
Gowers went on to chair a Royal Commission on Capital Punishment—where, once again, he did something quite unexpected.
It also wants an unelected Royal Commission be appointed to oversee and implement such measures.
Those laws were not overturned until after a Royal Commission into police and government corruption in the state.
One sitting we held in the train—a record surely for a Royal Commission.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
But with a Royal Commission sitting on the spot, these acts of concealment and deception would be impossible.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
The clerkship of the naval office in Newport was claimed by one Leonard Lockman in virtue of a Royal Commission.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
This has been demonstrated by the Royal Commission which examined into the subject last year.
Alenon and Navarre were now placed under close guard, and subjected to long and repeated examinations before a Royal Commission.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird