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The Right Honourable (abbreviated as The Rt Hon. or The Right Hon.) is an honorific prefix that is traditionally applied to certain people in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Anglophone Caribbean and in other Commonwealth Realms, and elsewhere. The title is also applied to the President of the Council of State of the Republic of Turkey. An honorific is a word or expression that conveys esteem or respect and is used in addressing or referring to a person. ... The term Anglophone Caribbean is used to refer to the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean region. ... A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ...

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Entitlement

People entitled to the prefix in a personal capacity are:

In order to differentiate peers who are Privy Counsellors from those who are not, sometimes the suffix PC is added to the title. Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... The Privy Council of Northern Ireland was a formal body of advisors to the Sovereign and was a vehicle for the monarchs prerogative powers in the province. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A committee is a (relatively) small group that can serve one of several functions: Governance: in organizations too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors) is given the power to make decisions. ... For other uses, see Baron (disambiguation). ... A viscount is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, above a baron, below an earl (in Britain) or a count (his continental equivalent). ... For people, see Earl (given name) and Earl (surname). ... This article is about a title of nobility. ... The prefix The Most Honourable is a title of quality attached to the names of marquesses in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the nobility title. ... The prefix The Most Noble is a title of quality attached to the names of dukes and duchesses in the United Kingdom. ... This article concerns the British Sovereigns Privy Council. ... The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... The Right Hon. ... For other uses, see Peerage (disambiguation). ... Post-nominal letters also called Post-nominal initials or Post-nominal titles are letters placed after the name of an individual to indicate that that individual holds a position, educational degree, accreditation, office, or honour. ...


In addition, some people are entitled to the prefix in an official capacity, i.e. the prefix is added to the name of the office, not the name of the person:

All other Lord Mayors are "The Right Worshipful", other Lords Provost do not use an honorific. Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John... This article is about the English city. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... A Lord Provost is the Scottish equivalent of a Lord Mayor. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


Corporate entities

The prefix is also added to the name of various corporate entities, e.g.:

  • The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal (of the United Kingdom &c.) in Parliament Assembled (the House of Lords);
  • The Right Honourable the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses (now usually the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom &c.) in Parliament Assembled (the House of Commons)[citation needed]; and
  • The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty (the Board of Admiralty)
  • The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations (the Board of Trade)

See also the corporate use of "Most Honourable," as in "The Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council" (the Privy Council). This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... The Board of Trade circa 1808. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically in a monarchy. ...


Use of the honorific

The honorific is normally used only on the front of envelopes and other written documents: for example, the Rt Hon. Gordon Brown MP is otherwise referred to simply as "Mr Brown". For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ...


In the House of Commons, members refer to each other as "the honourable member for ..." or "the right honourable member for ..." depending upon whether or not they are Privy Councillors. Sometimes, members will refer to those in their own party as, "My (right) honourable friend". These titles are parliamentary terms and are not used outside the House. Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin...


When a married woman holds this style, she uses her own given name in her style. So, when Margaret Thatcher was made a Privy Councillor her formal style changed from "Mrs Denis Thatcher" to "The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher". Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ...


Outside the United Kingdom

Generally within the Commonwealth, ministers and judges are The Honourable unless they are appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, in which case they are The Right Honourable. Such persons generally include Prime Ministers and judges of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, and several other Commonwealth prime ministers. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ...


Australia

In Australia some Premiers of the Australian colonies in the 19th century were appointed members of the UK Privy Council and were thus entitled to be called The Right Honourable. After Federation in 1901, the Governor-General, the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Prime Minister and some other senior ministers held the title. There has never been an Australian Privy Council. Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. ... High Court entrance The High Court of Australia is the final court of appeal in Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy. ... The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of the Commonwealth of Australia, holding office on commission from the Governor-General. ...


In 1972 Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam declined appointment to the Privy Council, but the practice was resumed by Malcolm Fraser in 1975. In 1983 Bob Hawke declined the appointment, and the appointment of Australians to the Privy Council was abolished shortly thereafter. The last Governor-General to be entitled to the style was Sir Ninian Stephen. The last politician to be entitled to the style was Ian Sinclair who retired in 1998. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (, pronounced Goff), is an Australian former politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. ... This article is about the former prime minister of Australia; for the Western Australian public servant, see Malcolm Fraser (surveyor). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929) was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia after previously being an Australian trade union leader. ... The Rt. ... Rt Hon Ian Sinclair For the British writer, see Iain Sinclair. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The only living Australians holding the title The Right Honourable for life are:

  • Doug Anthony, former Deputy Prime Minister
  • Sir Zelman Cowen, former Governor-General
  • Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister
  • Ian Sinclair, former Leader of the National Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Sir Ninian Stephen, former Governor-General
  • Reginald Withers, former Senator, Minister, and Lord Mayor of Perth.

The Lord Mayors of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart are styled The Right Honourable, but the style (which has no connection with the Privy Council) attaches to the title of Lord Mayor, and not to their names, and is relinquished upon leaving office. Reginald Withers holds the title Right Honourable for life because he was a member of the Privy Council before he was elected Lord Mayor of Perth. Rt Hon Doug Anthony John Douglas Anthony, AC, CH (born 31 December 1929), Australian politician, was born in Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales. ... Rt. ... This article is about the former prime minister of Australia; for the Western Australian public servant, see Malcolm Fraser (surveyor). ... The Rt Hon Reginald Grieve Withers (b. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ...


Canada

In Canada, members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada receive the honorific The Honourable, with only the occupants of the most senior public offices being made The Right Honourable, as they used to be appointed to the British Privy Council. The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the...


L'Honorable and le Très Honorable are used in French by the federal government, but the Office québécois de la langue française (the Quebec government body setting standards for the French language) considers them improper loan expressions and advises the use of Monsieur and Madame (Mr. and Ms.) instead. The Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) (Quebec Office of the French language) was established on March 24, 1961 along with the Quebec ministry of Cultural affairs. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


The following public servants are awarded the style The Right Honourable for life:

(Governors General also use the style His/Her Excellency during their term of office.) The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... The Supreme Court of Canada consists of the Chief Justice of Canada (French: Juge en chef du Canada) and eight puisne Justices appointed by the Governor in Council (Governor General of Canada) from among superior court judges or from among barristers of at least ten years standing at the Bar... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Several prominent Canadians (mostly politicians) have become members of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and have thus been entitled to use the title Right Honourable, either because of their services in Britain (e.g. serving as envoys to London) or as members of the Imperial War Cabinet or due to their prominence in the Canadian Cabinet. These include: Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ... The Imperial War Cabinet in 1917 The Imperial War Cabinet was created by British Prime Minister David Lloyd George in the spring of 1917 as a means of co-ordinating the British Empires military policy during the First World War. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ...

1 - As Prime Minister. For other persons named John Alexander Macdonald, see John Alexander Macdonald (disambiguation). ... ... Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, KCMG, PC, QC, (November 10, 1845 – December 12, 1894) was a Canadian lawyer and judge who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892 to December 12, 1894 as well as Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882. ... The Right Honourable Sir Samuel Henry Strong, PC , Kt (August 13, 1825 – August 31, 1909) was a jurist and Chief Justice of Canada. ... “Laurier” redirects here. ... The Right Honourable Sir Richard John Cartwright (December 4, 1835 - September 24, 1912) was a Canadian businessman and politician. ... Henri-Elzéar Taschereau The Right Honourable Sir Henri Elzéar Taschereau , Kt (October 7, 1836 – April 14, 1911) was a Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada. ... Not to be confused with Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper who was Sir Charles Tuppers son. ... The Right Honourable Charles Fitzpatrick Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, GCMG , PC (December 19, 1853 - June 17, 1942) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... The Right Honourable Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC , KC , GCMG , DCL , LL.D (June 26, 1854 – June 10, 1937) was the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911, to July 10, 1920, and the third Nova Scotian to hold this office. ... George Foster The Right Honourable Sir George Eulas Foster, KCB , PC (September 3, 1847 – December 30, 1931) was a Canadian politician and academic. ... The Right Honourable Sir Louis Henry Davies, PC , KCMG (May 4, 1845 – May 1, 1924) was a Prince Edward Island (PEI) lawyer, businessman and politician. ... Sir Lyman Poore Duff, PC , GCMG (Ontario, January 7, 1865 – April 26, 1955) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and briefly served as Acting Governor General of Canada in 1940. ... Arthur L. Sifton The Right Honourable Arthur Lewis Sifton, PC , PC , KC (October 26, 1858 - January 21, 1921), Canadian politician, was Premier of Alberta between 1910 and 1917. ... Arthur Meighen, PC, QC, BA, LL.D (June 16, 1874 – August 5, 1960) was the ninth Prime Minister of Canada from July 10, 1920 to December 29, 1921 and June 29 to September 25, 1926. ... The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Doherty (May 11, 1855 - July 28, 1931) was a Canadian politician and jurist. ... William Thomas White The Right Honourable Sir William Thomas White, PC, BA (November 13, 1866 – February 11, 1955) was a Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ... William Fielding The Right Honourable William Stevens Fielding, PC (November 24, 1848-June 23, 1929) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and Premier of Nova Scotia. ... The Right Honourable Francis Alexander Anglin, PC (April 2, 1865 - March 2, 1933) was Chief Justice of Canada from September 16, 1924 until February 28, 1933. ... The Right Honourable Sir William Mulock (January 19, 1844 - October 1, 1944) was a Canadian politician and cabinet member. ... George Perry Graham (1859-1943) was a journalist and editor in his early career. ... For the British composer named Richard Bennett, see Richard Rodney Bennett. ... The Right Honourable Sir George Halsey Perley, PC (September 12, 1857 - January 4, 1938) was a Canadian politician. ... The Right Honourable Ernest Lapointe, PC (October 6, 1876 - November 26, 1941) was a Canadian politician. ... Charles Vincent Massey, PC, CH, CC, CD [1] (February 20, 1887 – December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first who was born in Canada. ... Raoul Dandurand The Right Honourable Raoul Dandurand, PC (November 4, 1861 – March 11, 1942) was a Canadian politician and longtime organizer in Quebec for the Liberal Party of Canada. ... Louis Stephen St. ... The Right Honourable James Lorimer Ilsley, PC (January 3, 1894 - January 14, 1967) was a Canadian politician and jurist. ... The Right Honourable Clarence Decatur Howe (January 15, 1886 - December 31, 1960) was a leading Canadian politician. ... The Right Honourable Ian Alistair Mackenzie (July 27, 1890 - September 2, 1949) was a Canadian parliamentarian. ... The Right Honourable James (Jimmy) Garfield Gardiner (November 30, 1883-January 2, 1962) was a farmer, politician, Premier of Saskatchewan, Canada, and minister in the Canadian Cabinet. ... The Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, PC (June 22, 1879 - July 25, 1962) was a Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada. ... John George Diefenbaker (September 18, 1895 - August 16, 1979) was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada. ... Major-General The Right Honourable Georges-Philéas Vanier (April 23, 1888 - March 5, 1967) was a Canadian diplomat who was Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967. ... The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Mike Pearson, PC, CC, OM, MA (April 23, 1897 – December 27, 1972) was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963, to April 20, 1968, and also a 1957 Nobel Laureate. ...


2 - Tupper was appointed when he was no longer Prime Minister and St. Laurent was appointed when he was a cabinet minister under Mackenzie King.


3 - Massey became Governor General over a decade later. He was made "Right Honourable" while serving as Canada's High Commissioner to London. High Commissioner is the title of various high-ranking, special executive positions held by a commission of appointment. ...


4 - As Chief Justice of Canada The Right Hon. ...


5 - As Governor General of Canada. The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ...


6 - Duff did not become Chief Justice until 1933.


Canadian appointments to the British Privy Council were ended by the government of Lester Pearson. Since then, the style may be granted for life only by the Governor General to eminent Canadians who have not held any of the offices that would otherwise entitle them to the style. It has been granted to the following individuals: The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Mike Pearson (April 23, 1897 - December 27, 1972) was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963, to April 20, 1968, and also a 1957 Nobel Laureate. ...

The Right Hon. ... The Right Honourable Senator Martial Asselin, PC , OC , LL.L (born February 3, 1924) is a retired Canadian politician and former Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1990 - 1996). ... The Right Hon. ... The Right Honourable Jean-Luc Pépin (November 1, 1924 - September 30, 1995) was a Canadian academic, politician and Cabinet minister. ... The Rt. ... Donald Frank Mazankowski, PC, OC, AOE (born July 27, 1935, in Viking, Alberta) was a Canadian politician who served as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. ... The Right Honourable John Whitney (Jack) Pickersgill, PC , CC , MA , LL.D (June 23, 1905 - November 14, 1997) was a Canadian civil servant and politician. ... Robert Lorne Stanfield, PC, QC (April 11, 1914–December 16, 2003) was Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Right Honourable Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray PC, CC, QC, B.Comm , LL.D (born May 25, 1931, Windsor, Ontario) was a Canadian politician. ...

Ireland

Members of the Privy Council of Ireland were entitled to be addressed as The Right Honourable until the Privy Council was abolished with the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922; nevertheless, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, like his counterparts in the United Kingdom, retained the usage of the honorific after this time as a result of a separate conferring of the title by law; in 2001 the honorific was removed as a consequence of local government law reform. The Lord Mayor of Cork has never been entitled to the title. The Privy Council of Ireland was an institution of the Kingdom of Ireland until 31 December 1800 and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1801-1922. ... This article is about the prior state. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mansion House The Lord Mayor of Dublin is the symbolic head of the city government in the capital of Ireland. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... The Lord Mayor of Cork is the symbolic head of the local government in the city of Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ...


The remaining members of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland are entitled to be styled The Right Honourable. 1922 Thomas Brown (1879-1944) 1922 Hugh Pollock (1852-1937) 1922 John Miller Andrews (1871-1956) 1922 Sir Edward Archdale, Bt. ...


New Zealand

In New Zealand, the Prime Minister and some other senior cabinet ministers have customarily been appointed to the British Privy Council and styled The Right Honourable. The current Prime Minister, Helen Clark, has not recommended any new Privy Counsellors. The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... For other persons named Helen Clark, see Helen Clark (disambiguation). ...


At present, there are only two Privy Counsellors in the New Zealand government: Helen Clark, appointed in 1990, and Winston Peters, appointed in 1996. Privy Counsellors recently retired include the former Speaker of the House, Jonathan Hunt, and former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, appointed upon becoming Prime Minister in 1997. Senior Judges are also often appointed as Privy Counsellors. For other persons named Helen Clark, see Helen Clark (disambiguation). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Winston Raymond Peters, PC, (born April 11, 1945) is a New Zealand politician and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, outside cabinet. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives. ... Jenny Shipley, DCNZM, (b. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


The Republic of Turkey

The President of the Council of State of the Republic of Turkey, is also styled with the prefix "The Right Honourable" [1].


The Council of State of the Turkish State was transformed from the "Supreme Council for Judicial Regulations (Meclis-i Vala-i Ahkam-ı Adliye)" of the Ottoman State. The Supreme Council was established during the reign of His Imperial Majesty, Grand Sultan Mahmud II, and developed after the declaration of the "Noble Edict of the Rose Garden (Gülhane Hatt-ı Hümayunu – Tanzimat Fermanı)" but later divided, according to the duties conferred upon them, into two councils following the Crimean War. One of those councils was called the "Supreme Council of the Reforms (Meclis-i Ali-i Tanzimat)", while the other maintained the name of the "Supreme Council for Judicial Regulations". The former council was responsible for drafting legislation related to the clauses of the "Reform Orders (Islahat Fermanı)", while the latter was to be involved with those matters implied by its name. The stylized signature of Mahmud II was written in an expressive calligraphy. ... Combatants Allies: Second French Empire British Empire Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Russian Empire Bulgarian volunteers Casualties 90,000 French 35,000 Turkish 17,500 British 2,194 Sardinian killed, wounded and died of disease ~134,000 killed, wounded and died of disease The Crimean War (1853–1856) was fought...


Acting upon the unrest in the Ottoman Empire during the last year of the reign of His Imperial Majesty Sultan Grand Abdulmecit, the British Ambassador in İstanbul advised the Sublime Porte (Bab-ı Âli) with a memorandum about his recommendations on the application of the "Reform Orders". In the memorandum he was proposing the establishment of a new council having both advisory and executive duties as well as judicial functions but primarily responsible for the supervision of the implementation of reforms. This proposal was taken seriously into consideration by the Sublime Port, and hence the two bodies were merged in 1861. Seven years later, it was split up again into two councils for the second time, the first council was called the "Council of State (Şura-yı Devlet)" and the second the "Board of Judicial Regulations". Ottoman redirects here. ... Synonym of the government of the Ottoman Empire. ...


See also

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... The prefix The Most Honourable is a title of quality attached to the names of marquesses in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... The use of courtesy titles (Mr. ...

External links

  • Current list of Canadian notables possessing some form of honorific (incl. Rt. Hon.)
  • Members of the British Privy Council

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The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal (of the United Kingdom andc.) in Parliament Assembled (the House of Lords);
The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations (the Board of Trade)
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I know he was forced by Jean Chretien's strict interpretation of the Nickle act, but forced to choose he preferred the honour of a British peerage to that of a plain Canadian citizenship.
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