Meaning of “civil list” in the English Dictionary

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"civil list" in British English

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civil listnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈsɪv.əl ˌlɪst/ us /ˈsɪv.əl ˌlɪst/ UK

Examples from literature

  • In addition to the civil list, they had funded a debt on the principles of duration, had raised an army at an immense expense, and now a proposition was made for a navy. 
  • The interest of the debt is paid, the civil list provided for, the public service assured, and the war in Africa perpetuated. 

(Definition of “civil list” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)