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Civil List   /sˈɪvəl lɪst/   Listen
Civil List

A sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family.

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"Civil List" Quotes from Famous Books

... enemies are the King's. He has a noble character! They are a fine family; in short," said he, returning to the charge, "he is our ideal: morality, economy, everything. But the completion of the Louvre is one of the conditions on which we gave him the crown, and the civil list, which, I admit, had no limits set to it, leaves the heart of Paris in a most melancholy state.—It is because I am so strongly in favor of the middle course that I should like to see the middle of Paris in a better condition. Your part of ...
— Poor Relations • Honore de Balzac

... state of things. In these circumstances, the petitioners urged, it was in vain to pretend to relieve the sufferers by giving them soup, while, for the support of sinecure placemen, pensioners without number, and an insatiable civil list, half their earnings were taken from them by the enormous taxation under which the country groaned. After considerable opposition, the petition was allowed to lie on ...
— The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. • Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald

Words linked to "Civil List" :   UK, budget, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Britain, U.K., Great Britain

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