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English definition of “Act of Parliament”

Act of Parliament

noun [C]     (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 legal powers to act against doctors .
(Definition of Act of Parliament noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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