Demise of the Crown Act 1702

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The Demise of the Crown Act 1702[1]
Long title An Act for explaining a Clause in an Act made at the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the two and twentieth of November in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William the Third intituled An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government.[2]
Citation 1 Anne c 2
Status: Amended

The Demise of the Crown Act 1702 (1 Anne c 2) is an Act of the Parliament of England. It is partly still in force. It abolished the rule that all legal proeceedings automatically came to an end on the death of the monarch.


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".

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