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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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