By John Oakland
This succinct consultant presents easy accessibility to chose vital British institutional phrases that are generally hired in modern British existence. it's cross-referenced with a entire index and appendices.
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Channel Islands, the (geography and government) See Crown dependency. Channel Tunnel, the (transport) The rail tunnel constructed by an Anglo-French private company under the English Channel between England and France and designed to carry vehicles and passengers on specially constructed trains. Chapel 36 Chapel (religion) 1. A small place of worship with its own altar in a cathedral or large church, which is set apart from the main body of the building. 2. A separate building or place of worship in an institution such as a college, school or hospital.
British Airports Authority, the (BAA plc) (transport) The private company that owns, operates and maintains seven of the biggest and most important airports in Britain, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted 23 British Coal (Corporation), the (BC) (in England) and Prestwick (in Scotland). Most other airports are owned and controlled by local government authorities. British Airways (plc), (BA) (transport) The biggest British airline, which was established following various mergers of existing companies in 1974 as a state concern.
Convention (government and law) 1. A British constitutional term to describe long-standing principles and practices of government which, although not legally binding, are generally accepted as having the force of law. 2. An international agreement, such as the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which governments (including the British) sign, ratify and regard as binding. Conveyancing (law) The legal procedure in Britain whereby domestic and commercial properties (such as houses, flats and offices) are bought and sold.