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English definition of “at His/Her Majesty's pleasure”

at His/Her Majesty's pleasure

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Someone who is put in prison at His/Her Majesty's pleasure is kept there until it is officially decided that it is safe to release them: He was declared insane and ordered to be detained in a mental hospital at Her Majesty's pleasure.Putting people in prison
(Definition of at His/Her Majesty's pleasure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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