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Meaning of "Chiltern Hundreds" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILTERN HUNDREDS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILTERN HUNDREDS

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Chiltern Hundreds is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CHILTERN HUNDREDS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chiltern Hundreds

The Chiltern Hundreds was an ancient administrative area, composed of three "hundreds" and lying partially within the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England. "Taking the Chiltern Hundreds" now refers to the legal procedure used to effect resignation from the British House of Commons. This is because the ancient office of Crown Steward and Bailiff for the area, having been reduced to a mere sinecure by the 17th century, was the first to be used in this resignation procedure a century later. Other titles were also later used, but in the present day only the Chiltern Hundreds office and the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead are used.

Definition of Chiltern Hundreds in the English dictionary

The definition of Chiltern Hundreds in the dictionary is short for Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds; a nominal office that an MP applies for in order to resign his seat.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILTERN HUNDREDS

Chillon
chillum
chilly
chilly bin
chilopod
chilopodan
chilopodous
Chilpancingo
chiltepin
Chiltern Hills
Chilung
chimaera
chimaeric
chimaerism
chimar
chimb
Chimborazo
Chimbote

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILTERN HUNDREDS

Beds
bunk beds
caraway seeds
classifieds
deeds
hundreds
Leeds
marrieds
meds
needs
proceeds
sesame seeds
special educational needs
special needs
sunflower seeds
the hundreds
tweeds
twin beds
weeds
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Synonyms and antonyms of Chiltern Hundreds in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Chiltern Hundreds» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILTERN HUNDREDS

Find out the translation of Chiltern Hundreds to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

数百奇尔滕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Chiltern Hundreds
570 millions of speakers

English

Chiltern Hundreds
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Chiltern सैकड़ों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مئات تشيلترن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Chiltern Сотни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Centenas Chiltern
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিল্টার শত শত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Chiltern Hundreds
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chiltern Ratusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chiltern Hunderte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チルターン数百
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

칠턴 수백
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chiltern Ratusan
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Hàng trăm Chiltern
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நூறாயிரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेकडो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Chiltern Yüzlerce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Chiltern Hundreds
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Setki Chiltern
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Chiltern Сотні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sute Chiltern
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Chiltern Εκατοντάδες
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Chiltern Honderde
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Chiltern Hundreds
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Chiltern Hundreds
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Chiltern Hundreds

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILTERN HUNDREDS»

The term «Chiltern Hundreds» is used very little and occupies the 151.942 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILTERN HUNDREDS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Chiltern Hundreds

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILTERN HUNDREDS»

Discover the use of Chiltern Hundreds in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Chiltern Hundreds and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Chiltern Hundreds
The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com).
Albert J. Foster, 2012
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Journals of the House of Commons
Orford - - - - - John ouglas, E uire - - - Steward of Chiltern Hundreds; 268. Plym ton - - - - - Alexander Boswel , Es uire - - Steward of Chiltern Hundreds; 52. Saint ves - - -- - - James Robert George raham, Esquire Steward of Chiltem Hundreds;  ...
Great Britain House of Commons, 1821
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A topographical history of Surrey, by E.W. Brayley assisted ...
Josias Dupre Porcher, esq., who accepted the Chiltern Hundreds, and in January , 1807, John Alexander Bannerman, esq. was elected. William Kenrick, esq. June 22nd, 1807 William Kenrick, esq. Thomas Heathcote, esq., who accepted the ...
Edward Wedlake Brayley, John Britton, 1841
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest ...
Lord Frederick Campbell; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Buckingham; he was re-elected, and during the vacancy he was appointed one of the vice-treasurers of Ireland. Ban I Sir Jas. Dufi', bt. ; made steward o ...
Great Britain. Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard, 1815
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest ...
Lord Frederick Campbell; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Buckingham; he was re-elected, and durin the vacancy he was appointed one o ' the vice-treasurers of Ireland. Banfli Sir J as. Duff, bt.; made steward ot ...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest ...
Lord Frederick Campbell; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Buckingham; he was reelected, and during the vacancy he was appointed one of the vice-treasurers of Ireland. Ban . Sir Jas. Dull', bt.; made steward of the ...
William Cobbett, Thomas Curson Hansard, 1815
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England: From the Norman ...
Lord Adam Gordon; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the count of Buckingham; a new writ ordere , May 17, 1788.—Robert Barclay Allard yce. Kirkcudbrig/it. Peter Johnstone; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds 'in the ...
William Cobbett, Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain. Parliament, 1815
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A Chronological Register of Both Houses of the British ...
11 Made Steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the County of Buckingham ; a new Writ ordered, 1775 .— " A Captain in the Navy. — '3 Made Steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the County of Buckingham ; a new Writ ordered, 1781.
Robert Beatson, 1807
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A chronological register of both houses of the British ...
'1 Made Steward of the three Cbiltern Hundreds in the County of Buckingham ; a new Writ ordered, 1775. — "A Captain in the Navy. — i3 Made Steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the County of Buckingham ; a new Writ ordered, 1781 .
Robert Beatson, 1807
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England: From the Norman ...
Lord Frederick Campbell ; made steward of the three Chiltern Hundreds in the county of Buckingham ; he was re-elected, and during the vacancy he was appointed one of the vice-treasurers of Ireland. - Banff. Sir Jas. Duff, bt. ; made steward of ...
William Cobbett, 1815

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILTERN HUNDREDS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Chiltern Hundreds is used in the context of the following news items.
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Thornberry's house tweet and five other bizarre resignations
... paid Crown posts: Crown Steward and Bailiff of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham or Steward of the Manor of ... «The Week UK, Nov 14»
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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Hmm. Sajid Javid as Chancellor? Why …
... Three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham ...”. Only the British parliament can make disgrace sound like a cushy number. «The Independent, May 14»
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Smoke seen all over Maidstone after garage fire in Penenden Heath
I was coming from the Chiltern Hundreds direction and you could already see the glow of a large fire. "As I got to the mini roundabout you could ... «Kent Online, Nov 13»
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Parliament has finally woken up – because voters are keeping their …
With two such unfortunate bookends to his career is it not time he asked for the Chiltern Hundreds? gerontius. Seems those Sun and Mail ... «Spectator.co.uk, Sep 13»
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Cash for questions: two years and £130000 before disgraced MP …
... an arcane procedure, which involves being appointed to the office of steward of either the Chiltern Hundreds or the Manor of Northstead. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 13»
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Edward Fox Replaces Injured Actor Robert Hardy as Winston …
... The Family Reunion at the Vaudeville, Lloyd George Knew My Father, The Chiltern Hundreds, The Old Masters, Four Quartets, Legal Fictions ... «Broadway.com, Feb 13»
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Chris Huhne 's scorned wife Vicky Pryce called his lover 'that man …
... Secretary, stepped down as Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh on Monday by accepting the post of Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds. «Daily Mail, Feb 13»
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage rules out standing in Eastleigh by-election …
... the archaic procedure of accepting appointment to the Chiltern Hundreds, and a date for the by-election is expected to be announced soon. «Daily Mail, Feb 13»
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Martin McGuinness becomes crown aristocrat with 'Steward' title
... and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead; and Crown Steward and Bailiff of the three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Burnham. «Belfast Telegraph, Jan 13»
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MPs' expenses scandal: Denis MacShane resigns
... beloved Labour Party to resign as an MP by applying for the Chiltern Hundreds or as guided by the House authorities," said Mr MacShane. «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chiltern Hundreds [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chiltern-hundreds>. Sep 2019 ».
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