demise of the crown meaning

  "demise of the crown" in a sentence
  • [Law]
    The death of the sovereign. The Crown, in fact, never dies: the accession of the new sovereign takes place at the moment of the demise, and there is no interregnum.


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  1. demise of the crown formerly caused a dissolution of parliament.
  2. Traditionally, the demise of the Crown resulted in the immediate dissolution of Parliament.
  3. A demise of the Crown no longer brings a session or a Parliament to an end.
  4. Immediate dissolution of parliament following the demise of the Crown was abolished by the Reform Act 1867.
  5. All civil service and Crown offices also, traditionally, became vacant upon the demise of the Crown.

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