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The Royal Prerogative

Payne Sebastian

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0004
The Royal Prerogative

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This chapter discusses the royal prerogative of the Crown which embodies its legal power and authority in Great Britain. It suggests that greater clarity can be achieved by distinguishing three types of enterprise with regard to analysing the royal prerogative. These types of investigations address the classes of powers, rights, and immunities that were considered to be the royal prerogative in the past. The chapter also identifies the principles that underpin the royal prerogative.

Keywords: royal prerogative; rights; political powers; legal immunity

Chapter.  16298 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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