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DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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The crown may dissolve parliament either in person or by proclamation; the dissolutionis usually by proclamation, after a prorogation. No parliament may last for a longerperiod than seven years. Septennial Act, 1 Geo. I. c. 38. Under 0 Anne, c. 37, upon ademise of the crown, parliament became ipso facto dissolved six months afterwards,but under the Reform Act, 1807, its continuance Is now nowise affected by suchdemise. May, Pari. Pr. (0th Ed.) 4S. Brown.


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