Civil List

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civil list

(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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If the States are united under one government, there will be but one national civil list to support; if they are divided into several confederacies, there will be as many different national civil lists to be provided for -- and each of them, as to the principal departments, coextensive with that which would be necessary for a government of the whole.
If, in addition to the consideration of a plurality of civil lists, we take into view the number of persons who must necessarily be employed to guard the inland communication between the different confederacies against illicit trade, and who in time will infallibly spring up out of the necessities of revenue; and if we also take into view the military establishments which it has been shown would unavoidably result from the jealousies and conflicts of the several nations into which the States would be divided, we shall clearly discover that a separation would be not less injurious to the economy, than to the tranquillity, commerce, revenue, and liberty of every part.
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.
She doesn't perform royal duties, but nor does she get money from the Civil List.
Matthew Robinson, a journalist for ( Express , also said that Prince Michael of Kent has never received parliamentary annuities under the civil list before it was abolished several years ago.
Government papers released by the National Archives show that in 1952 it was agreed daughters of the monarch should receive a civil list allowance of PS6,000-a-year on reaching the age of 21 rising to PS15,000 on marriage.
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.