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English definition of “royal assent”

royal assent

noun [U] uk   UK specialized us  
the official approval of a law by the British king or queenApproving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
(Definition of royal assent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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