the Privy Council


: the group of people chosen by the British king or queen to serve as advisers

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Recent Examples on the Web On March 14, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) overturned the dancehall king’s murder conviction. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2024 The ruling by the Privy Council allows the two Barbudians to challenge an April 2021 decision by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court that found the residents were not allowed to take legal action against the government. Dánica Coto, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2024 The decision came from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a London court that decides last-resort appeals from certain countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations, including Jamaica. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 14 Mar. 2024 The ruling by the Privy Council is considered a big win for John Mussington, a marine biologist, and Jacklyn Frank, a retired teacher, who launched a legal fight against the government of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda in July 2018. Dánica Coto, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2024 The details were set out in documents from the latest meeting of the Privy Council, which took place last Wednesday, before Charles met with the U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 The palace has said the king will also continue receiving stacks of important government documents, which are traditionally delivered daily in a red leather box, and chairing monthly meetings of the Privy Council. Sylvia Hui, Danica Kirka, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Feb. 2024 The 50-year-old politician did push-ups to prepare and curated a custom outfit featuring the fern motif of the Privy Council and teal color of her constituency. Alyson Krueger, Peoplemag, 8 May 2023 One of the biggest breakout stars of the coronation was Penny Mordaunt, who is the current Lord President of the Privy Council, who carried the Sword of State. Town & Country, 6 May 2023

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“The Privy Council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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