Civil List


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civil list

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) the annuities voted by Parliament for the support of the royal household and the royal family
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Noun1.Civil List - a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
budget - a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose; "the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year"
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There was the police department, and the fire and water departments, and the whole balance of the civil list, from the meanest office boy to the head of a city department; and for the horde who could find no room in these, there was the world of vice and crime, there was license to seduce, to swindle and plunder and prey.
Well, these twelve thousand livres are his civil list, and are as essential to him as the twelve millions of a king.
Why should the taxpayer, through the civil list, add to the royal family's wealth?
He is accused of accepting payments or gifts from the directors of four companies, who were then given large contracts for maintenance of the historic buildings paid for by the then Civil List, now called the Sovereign Grant.
Dave Clarke Prince George Another sponger on the Civil List.
Until last year, she was funded by civil list payments and government grants.
AS far as I am concerned, those on the Civil List are just on benefits by a different name.
Under the new regime, the civil list has been replaced with the sovereign grant, which links to profits at the Crown Estate, the pounds 7billion property portfolio owned by the Queen.
I'm sure that however deep the cuts to the civil list bite, Liz's family will not starve.
The royals have felt the pinch, seeing the civil list frozen.
DAFT idea number three: Let's try to penny pinch and reduce the national debt by cutting Civil List funding to the Royal Family.
Her annual wages from the Civil List, which pay for the running of the royal household, have been frozen at pounds 7.