Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.