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delegated legislation

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Regulations or other forms of subordinate legislation made by a body other than the legislature on the legislature's delegated authority, given under a statute (e.g. regulations made by the...

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ignorantia juris non excusat

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[Latin]

Ignorance of the law is no excuse, i.e. no defence against criminal or other proceedings arising from its breach. The Statutory Instruments Act 1946 modifies the rule...

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implementation

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The activity of proceeding from a given design of a system to a working version (known also as an implementation) of that system, or the specific way in which some part of a system is made...

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instrument

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Economics.

N.

A formal legal document, such as a will, deed, or conveyance, which is evidence of (for example) rights and duties. The European Convention on Human Rights is a living...

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Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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A committee of both Houses of Parliament whose function is to examine most delegated legislation (particularly statutory instruments of a general character) and to draw Parliament's...

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leapfrog procedure

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1 (House of Lords) The procedure for appealing direct to the House of Lords from the High Court or a Divisional Court, bypassing the Court of Appeal. The procedure is only...

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Order in Council

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Government orders of a legislative character made by the Crown and members of the Privy Council either under statutory powers conferred on Her Majesty in Council (see delegated legislation;...

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