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11 - Of the Soveraigns Prerogatives, and Power of Governing by Laws and Judgement

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2012

William Lamont
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University of Sussex
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The Reader need not tell me here, either that the whole should have been handled before the parts, and the Genus before the Species, or that Laws and Judgement are parts of Administration, and not of the Constitution of a Common-wealth: For I intend not exactness of Method, and I purposely past over the Jura Regalia generally before, and resolve to say nothing (here at least) of the Administration, but what falls in upon the by in the description of the Power and therefore shall somewhat the fullyer here describe the Power with respect to its acts, which I avoid the fuller handling of, and say no more of the Jura Regalia then is necessary hereunto.

Thes. 271. The Rights of the Soveraign are, 1. His Power of Governing, which is his Office itself. 2. That safety, strength and Honour, as far as the people can afford it, which is sufficient or necessary thereunto …

Thes. 272. 1. It is a Prerogative of Majesty, that the Soveraigns life have a special Guard; and that the crimes that tend to his destruction be Treason, and have the severest punishment …

Thes. 273. 2. Another Prerogative is, to have power to bind all the subjects in an Oath of fidelity …

Thes. 274. 3. Another Prerogative is, to declare enemies to the State, and to have the power of war and peace … […]

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Print publication year: 1994

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