civil list


Definition of civil list

1 British Commonwealth : a list of sums appropriated annually to pay members of the civil government (such as judges, ambassadors, secretaries) and civil servants obsolete in U.S.
2 : a list of sums appropriated by a parliament to pay expenses of the sovereign and the sovereign's household

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1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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