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  BBC News | UK POLITICS | Morgan made privy councillor
Historically the privy council was the name given to the group of ministers who acted as chief advisers to the king or queen.
Nowadays, the privy council's duties are largely formal and ceremonial.
Privy councillors are referred to in the Commons as "Right Honourable" members.
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  Privy Council - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lord chancellor, the lords of appeal in ordinary, the president of the probate division, the lord president of the court of session in Scotland, the lord justice clerk and the lord advocate of Scotland are always privy councillors, as are the archbishops of Canterbury and York and the bishop of London.
The appointment is informal, the new privy councillor simply being invited by the king to take his seat at the board.
In Germany a "privy council" (Geheimes Rats-Kollegium, Geheimes Conseil, Staatsrat), which under the prince formed the supreme organ of government, formerly existed in the various states of the empire, and out of this the ministries developed in the 17th century.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Privy_Council   (2823 words)

 tScholars.com | Privy council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy.
The Irish Privy Council was abolished in 1922, when the Irish Free State separated from the United Kingdom; it was succeeded by the Privy Council for Northern Ireland, which became dormant after the suspension of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in 1972.
Privy Council decisions are not binding on courts in England and but as the judges are usually the same judges who sit in the House of Lords, the decisions are considered highly persuasive.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Privy_Councillor   (430 words)

 Privy councillor - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Privy councillor
In Britain the Privy Council, like the Exchequer, the Treasury, and Chancery, had its origins in the curia regis (king's court or council) as part of the growth of executive and administrative organs of government between the 12th and 15th centuries in England.
The power of the council was curbed by the Long Parliament and its role as the central executive organ declined with the emergence in the 18th century of the cabinet, which is in effect a committee of the Privy Council.
Appointment is made by letters patent, and is normally for life (appointments are customarily renewed by a new sovereign on succeeding to the throne), although a privy councillor may be dismissed if convicted of a serious crime, or removed at his or her own request, but both are extremely rare.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Privy+councillor   (678 words)

 Bambooweb: Privy councillor
Thus, the Privy Council, as a whole, ceased to be a body of important confidential advisors to the Sovereign; the role passed to a committee of the Privy Council, now known as the Cabinet.
In the latter case, the Privy Council—together with the Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, the Lord Mayor of London, the Aldermen of the City of London and representatives of Commonwealth nations—makes a proclamation declaring the accession of the new Sovereign.
The Irish Privy Council was abolished in 1922, when Southern Ireland separated from the United Kingdom; it was succeeded by the Privy Council for Northern Ireland, which became dormant after the suspension of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
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 Definition of Queen's Privy Council for Canada
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General in Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister.
Their actions are supported by the Privy Council Office which is headed by the Clerk of the Privy Council as chief civil servant and the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as the Cabinet minister in charge.
Privy Councillors are entitled to the style The Honourable (or if a serving or former Governor General, Prime Minister or Chief Justice of Canada, The Right Honourable as are certain other eminent individuals).
www.wordiq.com /definition/Queen%27s_Privy_Council_for_Canada   (514 words)

 The Swearing-In of Privy Councillors
Privy councillors are members of The Queen's Privy Council for Canada, established under the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly the British North America Act) to advise the Crown.
Ministers are privy councillors who, by convention, are members of the House of Commons or the Senate, or who are in the process of being elected to a seat.
Each new privy councillor signs the Privy Council Oath Book, which is also signed by the governor general and the Clerk of the Privy Council.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for privy
privy • adjective phrase: privy to   not privy to his plans synonyms : acquainted with, aware of, in on, informed of, apprised of, cognizant of; inf.
(privy to) sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private): he was no longer privy to her innermost thoughts.
Ferreira served as a privy councillor and a magistrate.
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 Christopher HATTON (Sir)
As Privy Councillor he was on committees concerning the penal laws (21 Dec), the subsidy (24 Feb 1585), Jesuits (9 Mar) and recusancy (16 Mar).
Privy Councillors headed two delegations to the Queen concerning a message of loyalty from the Commons (19 Dec) and the execution of Dr.
As a Privy Councillor he served on committees concerning attainder (25 Feb), purveyors (3 Mar), the reform of the ministry (8 Mar) and the subsidy (11 Mar).
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/ChristopherHatton.htm   (3250 words)

 Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Privy Council is descended from the curia regis, which was made up of the king's tenants in chief, household officials, and anyone else the king chose.
Some famous Privy Councillors are The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, The Rt Hon Michael Howard QC, MP and The Rt Hon The Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher.
It is concerned with the making of orders in council and with a wide variety of functions derived mainly from the power of the sovereign in council to issue royal charters, chiefly to municipal corporations and to charitable bodies engaged in education, research, and the encouragement of literature, science, and the arts.
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 Privy Council of the United Kingdom information - Search.com
He was one of only three Privy counsellors to resign in the 20th century (the others being John Profumo, in 1963, and John Stonehouse, in 1976).
Full meetings of the Privy Council are only held when the reigning Sovereign announces his or her own marriage, or when the monarch dies.
Though the Privy Council as a whole is "The Most Honourable", individual Privy Counsellors are entitled to the style "The Right Honourable".
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 The Swearing-In of a New Ministry
It is composed of members of the Privy Council, who are invited by the prime minister to oversee the administration of government departments or ministries of state, and ministers without portfolio.
If the prime minister designate is not a member of the Privy Council (Privy Councillor) he or she will be sworn in as a member of the Privy Council before the Oath of Office is administered.
Ministers-designate who are privy councillors and who are changing portfolios subscribe to their respective oaths of office in front of the Clerk of the Privy Council before being presented to the governor general by the prime minister.
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 The Avalon Project : Constitution of Delaware; 1776
At the end of one year after the general election, the councillor who had the smallest number of votes in each county shall be displaced, and the vacancies thereby occasioned supplied by the freemen of each county choosing the same or another person at a new election in manner aforesaid.
And at the end of three years from the first general election, the councillor who had the greatest number of votes in each county shall be displaced, and the vacancies thereby occasioned supplied by a new election in manner aforesaid.
The members of the legislative and privy councils shall be justices of the peace for the whole State, during their continuance in trust; and the justices of the courts of common pleas shall be conservators of the peace in their respective counties.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/de02.htm   (1518 words)

 Denmark Eccleastical Instutions
She was daughter of Imperial Councillor, Baron Rudolph Caspar von Söhlenthal, and Chief Lady of the Court of Princess Louise (Hofmesterinde).
Daughter of Privyl Councillor Peter von Brandt and widow of Privy Councillor and Envoy Frederik Vilhelm von Schmettau.
Daughter of Baron Inn- und Knyphausen and widow of Privy Councillor, Chief Master of the Hunt Count Christian Frederik Holstein til the County of Ledreborg.
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Privy Councillors are members of the Queen's own Council: the 'Privy Council'.
In the past Privy Councillors were the chief governing body and fulfilled the role that the Cabinet performs today.
During debates in the Commons, MPs who are Privy Councillors are referred to by their colleagues as `The Right Honourable Member'.
www.explore.parliament.uk /Parliament.aspx?id=10071&glossary=true   (117 words)

Before taking office, a Privy Councillor shall make a solemn declaration before the King in the following words:"I, (name of the declarer), do solemnly declare that I will be loyal to His Majesty the King and will faithfully perform my duties in the interests of the country and of the people.
In the case where the Regent appointed under section 18 or section 19 is unable to perform his or her duties, the President of the Privy Council shall act as Regent pro tempore.
In the case where the President of the Privy Council is the Regent under paragraph one or acts as Regent pro tempore under paragraph two, the provisions of section 20 paragraph three shall apply.
www.senate.go.th /eng/T-E_Senate/E_T_02.htm   (965 words)

 :: Privy :: related - ( council  councillor  judicial  committee  digging  seal  ...
Privy Council 1 (in the UK) a body of advisers appointed by the sovereign (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers etc.).
privy counsellor (or councillor) a private adviser, esp. a member of a
privy seal (in the UK) a seal formerly affixed to documents that are afterwards to pass the Great Seal or that do not require it.
www.spell-dictionary.com /db/Privy   (155 words)

 Chapter The Privy Councillor of The Privy Councillor by Anton Chekhov
Chapter The Privy Councillor of The Privy Councillor by Anton Chekhov
On reading the letter my mother turned pale and began trembling all over; then an expression of mingled tears and laughter came into her face.
… A privy councillor with the rank of a general!
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 .. Privy Council of Ireland - Enpsychlopedia
The Privy Council of Ireland was an institution of the Kingdom of Ireland until 31 December 1800 and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1801-1922.
An Irish Privy Counsellor, who was a commoner, was styled the Right Honourable, just as the members of the British Privy Council were.
A Lord of the Privy Council could append the initials PC after his title, as he would already have the title of Right Honourable (or a higher one like Most Honourable) as a peer.
www.enpsychlopedia.com /psypsych/Privy_Council_of_Ireland   (169 words)

 Who Was Who
He was made a Privy Councillor by Elizabeth, but his relationship with her became more and more difficult as his involvement with Catholic rebels increased.
Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Henry VIII.
Gentleman of the privy chamber to King Edward, husband of Mary Dudley, and father of Sir Philip Sidney.
www.elizabethi.org /uk/who/n-z.html   (1353 words)

 The Galileo Project
In 1598, he was named privy councillor and was granted such large sums of money that he soon became one of Bohemia's most significant landowners.
In 1605, while on a diplomatic mission to France, to act as an intercessor for the release of Seton from a Saxon prison, he was lured to the court of Duke Friedrich of Wuerttemberg at Stuttgart.
In 1626 he was appointed privy councillor at a salary of 500 Fl.
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 The Swearing-In of Privy Councillors
The Privy Council includes all past and present Cabinet ministers, as well as a number of distinguished persons.
Until 1891, all privy councillors were either Cabinet ministers or former Cabinet ministers.
The entire Privy Council meets rarely and then only for ceremonial occasions.
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 Life in Elizabethan England 70: Oath of a Privy Councillor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You shall swear to be a true and faithful councillor to the Queen's Majesty as one of her Highness's Privy Council.
And if any of the same treaties or counsels shall touch any of the other councillors, you shall not reveal the same to him, but shall keep the same until such time as by consent of her Majesty, or the rest of the Council, publication shall be made thereof.
And you shall to your uttermost bear faith and true allegiance to the Queen's Majesty, her heirs and lawful successors, and shalll assist and defend all jurisdictions, preeminences, and authorities granted to her Majesty and annexed to her Crown against all foreign princes, persons, prelates, or potentates, whether by act of Parliament or otherwise.
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The jurisdiction of the Privy Council is rooted in the prerogative of the King to receive appeals for justice from his subjects.
Assume for instance that an appeal to the Privy Council involves the extradition from Jamaica of a Jamaican citizen who is accused of a terrorist act in England.
The way therefore for Jamaica to replace the Privy Council with the CCJ as its final court, is by legislation passed in accordance with the requirements for amending an entrenched provision i.e.
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 The Galileo Project
He was soon formally appointed councillor (1677), judge (1678), and he superintended the mint (1679).
In recognition of this achievement, Ernst August appointed him Privy Councillor (1692), and the Wolffenbuettel branch of the Hannoverians appointed him Director of the Augusta Library (1691).
1713-1714, he served as the imperial privy councillor in Vienna (he was appointed 1713 effective retroactively to 1712).
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 Pepys' Diary: Privy Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Annesly http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/887.php, late President of the Council of State http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/295.php, are made Privy Councillors to the King http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/344.php.
Annesly http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/887.php, late President of the Council of State, are made Privy Councillors to the King http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/344.php
Membership of the Privy Council became either a political formality or a public honour….," which is true of the appointments noted by the 6th jun 1660 letters to Pepys (see the quotation thereof by vincent[cungranissalis]).
www.pepysdiary.com /p/294.php   (286 words)

 Liberal Democrats : LORD TOM McNALLY TO BECOME PRIVY COUNCILLOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Privy Councillors historically advised the Monarch but today the title is mainly honorary.
It is given to all Cabinet members, the Speaker, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishop of London and certain senior judges.
At certain times opposition leaders who are Privy Councillors may be briefed by the Government "on Privy Council terms" which allows for a fuller background to events being made available to them.
www.libdems.org.uk /story.html?id=7925   (265 words)

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