Definition of royal assent in English:
Assent of the sovereign to a Bill which has been passed by Parliament, and which thus becomes an Act of Parliament. Royal assent by the sovereign (in person or through commissioners of the Crown) is required before a Bill (or a Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England) can come into force as law, but it has not been withheld since 1707.
- The role of the Queen here is meant to be symbolic, although every Bill that is passed in Parliament must have royal assent.
- In Scotland and in England royal assent was required in order to dissect the bodies of hanged felons.
- The bill received royal assent on Dec.18, but will not enter into force until a date determined by the government.
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