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BELGRAVE, Elliott (Fitzroy) (<i>born</i> 1931), Governor General of Barbados, since 2012

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 99 words.

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Bloody Assizes

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Law.

Was the name given to the mass trials of Monmouth's rebels in 1685, presided over by Jeffreys and four other judges. The judges indicated that pleas of not guilty would invariably mean...

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civil list

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The sum authorized by statute to be paid annually out of the Consolidated Fund for meeting the expenses of the royal household and for making allowances to certain members of the royal...

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Commission for Racial Equality

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Law.

(CRE)

A body appointed by the Home Secretary under the Race Relations Act 1976 with the general function of working towards the elimination of race discrimination by promoting...

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county court

Overview page. Subjects: Law — British History.

The shire or county courts were the most important of the communal courts which governed all aspects of local life in Anglo‐Saxon and Norman England. The shire court gradually declined with...

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Court of Session

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A Scottish court corresponding to the Supreme Court of Judicature in England and Wales. It consists of an Outer House (corresponding to the High Court) and an Inner House (corresponding to...

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criminal law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — British History.

In Anglo‐Saxon and Norman England, there was no distinction between criminal and civil law. Violence, or the causing of damage or harm to another's person or property, was subject to savage...

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FORD, Gerald Rudolph (1913 - 2006), President of the United States of America, Aug. 1974–Jan. 1977; lawyer; company director

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics; History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 214 words.

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general warrants

Overview page. Subjects: Law — British History.

Eighteenth‐cent. secretaries of state claimed a discretionary power in cases of seditious libel to issue general warrants for the arrest of persons unnamed. In 1763 Lord Halifax issued one...

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GOH CHOK TONG (<i>born</i> 1941), Senior Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, 2004–11, now Emeritus; Senior Adviser, Monetary Authority of Singapore, since 2011 (Chairman, 2004–11)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; General Economics and Teaching; Political History; Politics; UK Politics; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Law and Politics; Public Administration. 161 words.

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