Abbreviation of an act of English law

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Post by Peter Why » March 13th, 2019, 8:30 am

I've encountered the name of an act in law; can anyone help with an appropriate expansion of the abbreviations, please?

50 Geo III. c. 41

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Post by TriciaG » March 13th, 2019, 9:00 am

George the Third?

You probably figured that part out already.

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Post by Peter Why » March 13th, 2019, 4:37 pm

I'm afraid so ... now it's just the other bits.
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Post by m8b1 » March 13th, 2019, 5:02 pm

From what I can figure out from some searching, it is the parliamentary session of the 50th year of George III's reign, Chapter 41.

How exactly it should be said I do not know, but it appears to be what it means.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Parliament#Titles_and_citation_of_Acts
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Portal:Acts_of_the_Parliament_of_the_United_Kingdom/George_III#1810_(50_Geo._III)

Hope this helps!

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Post by Peter Why » March 13th, 2019, 5:42 pm

That's great! Thank you very much, Maria.

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Post by m8b1 » March 14th, 2019, 7:43 am

You are welcome ~ glad I was able to help!

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Post by Steve » March 14th, 2019, 9:23 am

A variation to the info that Maria detailed above for: 50 Geo III. c. 41

How about:

The 41st Act passed during the session of Parliament held during the 50th year of the reign of George III


Extract from Wikipedia:

... thus the Union with Ireland Act 1800 is cited as "39 & 40 Geo. 3 c. 67", meaning the 67th Act passed during the session that started in the 39th year of the reign of George III and which finished in the 40th year of that reign.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Acts_of_the_Parliament_of_the_United_Kingdom,_1820%E2%80%931839

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Post by Peter Why » March 14th, 2019, 12:15 pm

Thanks, Steve;

Too late, though! I've already recorded it as chapter ... but I'll remember your suggestion if any more Acts turn up in my solo.

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