king-in-parliament

noun

plural kings-in-parliament
often capitalized K&P
: the collective legal entity composed of the British monarch and the two houses of parliament acting together that constitutes the supreme legislative authority of the United Kingdom
used when the British monarch is a king
the lawmaking function is vested in the king-in-ParliamentF. A. Ogg & Harold Zink

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“King-in-parliament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king-in-parliament. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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