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Meaning of Catholic Emancipation Act

Cath'olic Emancipa'tion Act"

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— Eng. Hist. Eng. Hist.
  1. an act of Parliament (1829) permitting Roman Catholics to hold parliamentary office and repealing other laws that imposed civil disabilities on Catholics.
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