Civil list

Civil list
List List, n. [AS. l[=i]st a list of cloth; akin to D. lijst, G. leiste, OHG. l[=i]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw. list, Dan. liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin, and thus ultimately the same word.] 1. A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet. ``Gartered with a red and blue list.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A limit or boundary; a border. [1913 Webster]

The very list, the very utmost bound, Of all our fortunes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. A stripe. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

5. A roll or catalogue, that is, row or line; a record of names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of ratable estate. [1913 Webster]

He was the ablest emperor of all the list. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

6. (Arch.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also {listel}. [1913 Webster]

7. (Carp.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board. [1913 Webster]

8. (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman. [1913 Webster]

9. (Tin-plate Manuf.) (a) The first thin coat of tin. (b) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated. [1913 Webster]

{Civil list} (Great Britain & U.S.), the civil officers of government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc. Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for the support of the civil officers. More recently, the civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the reigning monarch's household.

{Free list}. (a) A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty. (b) A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost.

Syn: Roll; catalogue; register; inventory; schedule.

Usage: {List}, {Roll}, {Catalogue}, {Register}, {Inventory}, {Schedule}. A list is properly a simple series of names, etc., in a brief form, such as might naturally be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was originally a list containing the names of persons belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc.), which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives. A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in order, and usually containing some description of the same, more or less extended. A register is designed for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the estate of a deceased person, or under similar circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or inventory prepared for legal or business purposes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Civil list — Civil Civ il, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil. See {City}.] 1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state. [1913 Webster] 2. Subject to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • civil list — in the constitutional law of the UK, money paid to certain members of the royal family. The monarch surrenders for life all hereditary revenues, with the exception of those of the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, to form part of the… …   Law dictionary

  • civil list — n the civil list the sum of money given every year by Parliament to the King or Queen of Britain and members of their family …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Civil List — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) an annual allowance voted by Parliament for the royal family s household expenses …   English terms dictionary

  • Civil list — A civil list is a list of individuals to whom money is paid by the government. Contents 1 United Kingdom 1.1 History 1.2 Present day 2 Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Civil List — (in Britain) the amount of money that parliament agrees to give every year to the king or queen to meet official expenses, such as allowances for other members of the Royal Family and wages for the royal household. See also Privy Purse. * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Civil List — N PROPER: the N The Civil List is money paid by the state every year to members of the British Royal Family to cover their living expenses. She gets ₤230,000 from the Civil List …   English dictionary

  • civil list — list of government employees; money allocated to the monarch and royal family by Parliament …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civil list — /ˈsɪvəl lɪst/ (say sivuhl list) noun British the provision of money by Parliament for the monarch and the monarch s household …   Australian English dictionary

  • CIVIL LIST —    the yearly sum granted by the Parliament of England at the commencement of each reign for the support of the royal household, and to maintain the dignity of the Crown: it amounts now to £385,000 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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