from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under List.
- n. the civil officers of government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc. Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for the support of the civil officers. More recently, the civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the reigning monarch's household.
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- n. a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family
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A decree was issued continuing the imperial civil list and granting Dom Pedro a subsidy of $2,500,000, both of which offers were refused by him.
In 1882 he received a civil list pension, and was elected to Research Fellowships, first by All
D.C.L. from Durham, and in 1839 the same from Oxford Three years later he resigned his office of Distributor of Stamps in favour of his son, and received a civil list pension of £300.