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(p. 53) 4. The royal prerogative 

(p. 53) 4. The royal prerogative
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(p. 53) 4. The royal prerogative
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Neil Parpworth

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198747529.003.0004
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date: 27 February 2020

This chapter begins by discussing the origins and meaning of the term ‘royal prerogative’. It then presents some examples of prerogative power. It distinguishes between prerogative power and statutes, and considers instances when these overlap. The chapter also discusses the adaptation of prerogative powers, the relationship between the prerogative and the courts, and reform of prerogative power.

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