a law that has been passed by an elected Parliament
a specific body of law that is passed by the Parliament and is given royal assent by the Crown
(1) A law made by Parliament; (2) consequently, a Bill which has passed all three readings and received the Royal Assent.
a statute of law.
An Act of Parliament is a piece of law made by the government.
The legislative decree of the Queen in Parliament creating Law.
A statute; a legislative decree of parliament.
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A law passed by Parliament and enacted with the Assent by the sovereign or their representative (until then it is a Bill). Also known as legislation, or a statute.
A law passed by a parliament in the UK.
A bill that has been passed by both the House of Commons and the Senate, has received Royal Assent and has been proclaimed.
In the context of British railways, an Act of Parliament is legislation that permits the construction and operation of the proposed railway. An Act would typically include the right to compulsory purchase land along the specified route and for the various engineering works to be carried out. If construction wasn't completed within a set time, the powers under the Act would lapse and a new Act (or an extension) would need to be obtained. To obtain an Act, the promoters of a railway must first obtain sufficient undertakings of financial support before presenting the proposal to the Houses of Parliament. The proposal would be considered by various committees and any rival schemes assessed and, in some cases, modifications made to the proposal to satisfy any objecting parties. The proposal would then be presented to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords for approval.
An Act of Parliament or Act is law enacted by the parliament (see legislation). An Act may be introduced to parliament by means of a private bill. The genesis for an Act of Parliament is often a formal written proposal known as a White Paper, which if accepted will be prepared in the form of a proposed law known as a Bill.