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Act of Parliamentnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural Acts of Parliament) LAW
a new ​law that is made by the UK ​House of Commons and ​House of Lords, which has to be ​signed by the Queen or King: The General Medical Council, set up by an ​Act of Parliament in 1858, has ​legalpowers to ​act against ​doctors.
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