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Word: assent

Definition: agree; accept; N. assessment

Sentences Containing 'assent'

A bill is not law until passed by the legislature and, in most cases, approved by the executive, Privy Council and monarch by Royal Assent.
Although Edward VIII had signed a declaration of abdication the previous day (10 December 1936), he was still King until he gave royal assent to this Act, which occurred on 11 December.
Although Edward VIII had signed a declaration of abdication the previous day—10 December 1936—he remained king until giving Royal Assent to His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act, which he did on 11 December.
Although the Orders are officially made by the Queen, in practice, royal assent is a formality only.
As soon as King Edward VIII gave his assent to this act (actually delivered orally on his behalf, as is usual, by Lords Commissioners), he was no longer king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
As Traddles seemed to expect that I should assent to this as a matter of course, I nodded; and he went on, with the same sprightly patience--I can find no better expression--as before.
But a weaker evidence can never destroy a stronger; and therefore, were the doctrine of the real presence ever so clearly revealed in scripture, it were directly contrary to the rules of just reasoning to give our assent to it.
demanded the notary, thinking he had only to insert this clause, but waiting first for the assent of Noirtier, which it was necessary should be given before all the witnesses of this singular scene.
During the 19th century, all students at King's College were required to take oaths affirming their assent to the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church.
He meant Ham, who beamed with delight and assent over the bag of shrimps.
He signified assent; only think of the poor old man's being so pleased to think that you, who were a perfect stranger to him, had been made an officer of the Legion of Honor!
He stayed in London for five weeks while the bill passed through the parliamentary process, Assent being given in May 1824.
I murmured an assent, which was full of feeling, considering that I knew nothing at all about him; and I inquired what Mr. Traddles was by profession.
I nodded assent to the pretty inquiry of the raised eyebrows, and kissed the parted lips.
I thanked her, without making any demonstration of joy, lest it should induce her to withdraw her assent.
I thanked him for his kindness, reflecting that there was reason in what he said, and that my father would assent to it as soon as I should tell him, and with that view I went the very same instant to let him know what my desires were.
It lies not merely in any peculiar idea, which is annexed to such a conception as commands our assent, and which is wanting to every known fiction.
It was published on 13 December 2012 and received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.
Mere reason is insufficient to convince us of its veracity: And whoever is moved by _Faith_ to assent to it, is conscious of a continued miracle in his own person, which subverts all the principles of his understanding, and gives him a determination to believe what is most contrary to custom and experience.
Monte Cristo inclined himself without answering, but the gesture might pass for assent.
Mr. Barkis turned his eyes upon me, as if for my assent to this result of his reflections in bed; and I gave it.
On 23 May 1823 the second S Act received Assent, with the deviations from the original route and permission for the use of "loco-motives or moveable engines".
returned Miss Murdstone, though, I thought, not with a very ready or gracious assent.
said he; and went chatting straight along, without waiting for assent or denial.
Sections 15, 16 and 21 came into force on the day the Act received Royal Assent, 17 July 2013.
Teresa felt a flush pass over her face; she looked at Luigi, who could not refuse his assent.
The 1936 treaty confirmed Article 22 of the 1930 treaty remained in force, and "all others Powers invited to express their assent to the rules embodied in this Article".
The Act has now been replaced by the The Companies Act, 2013 after receiving the assent of the President of India on Thursday, 29 August 2013.
The Authority began its operations on 4 August 1954, a mere four days after the Television Act received Royal Assent, under the Chairmanship of Sir Kenneth Clark.
The bill is then processed for Royal Assent, if accepted, the bill becomes an Act. Modern bills and acts of succession.
The bill passed third reading on September 23, 2009 and was granted royal assent on October 8, 2009.
The Bill received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013.
The day (that is to say, 22 July 2004) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of two months.
The eye of Noirtier clearly showed by its expression that he was not deceived by the false assent given by Madame de Villefort's words and manner to the motives which she supposed him to entertain.
The functions and roles of the Governor-General include appointing ambassadors, ministers and judges, giving Royal Assent to legislation, issuing writs for elections and bestowing honours.
The Greek economy continues to face structural problems and the leaders are often unable to grant assent to reforms and laws that are suggested by the IMF and EU.
The law was quickly given Royal Assent by David Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, making it official after 2 p.m.
The Lords rejected it, and as it did not receive Royal Assent, Charles asked at the start of his trial on 20 January in Westminster Hall "I would know by what power I am called hither.
The Peerage Act 1963, allowing the disclaming of peerages, was given the Royal Assent and became law shortly after 6 p.m. on 31 July 1963.
The President of Malta also appoints the rest of the cabinet with the assent of the Prime Minister of Malta.
The Queen granted Royal Assent to the Bill on 17 July 2013, thereby becoming The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
The route was changed, Overton carried out another survey, and the Act received Royal Assent on 19 April 1821.
Then the King, who at that stage was legally still king, had to give Royal Assent to the legislation, which then became a law of the United Kingdom and thereby removed the sovereign from the throne.
These amendments were agreed to on 5 July, and the Bill received Royal Assent on 19 July.
To read with diligence; not to rest satisfied with a light and superficial knowledge, nor quickly to assent to things commonly spoken of: whom also I must thank that ever I lighted upon Epictetus his Hypomnemata, or moral commentaries and common-factions: which also he gave me of his own.
To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friend's vulgar relations.
Truth and Falsehood, will never follow Reason in shaping his desires and impulses and repulsions, nor yet in assent, denial, or suspension of judgement; but will in one word go about deaf and blind, thinking himself to be somewhat, when he is in truth of no account.
Under the constitution, the sovereign also has the power to disallow a bill within one year of the Governor-General having granted Royal Assent.
Under the Government of Wales Act 2006, the royal assent to Measures of the National Assembly for Wales is given by Order-in-Council, but this is not done by Statutory Instrument but in a form similar to that of a prerogative Order.
With the receipt of the Royal Assent in 1853, the University of Melbourne was founded, with Childers as its first vice-chancellor.

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