Catholic Emancipation Act
(The). 10 Geo. IV. c. 7, April 13th, 1829, whereby
Catholics were admitted to all corporate offices, and to an equal
enjoyment of all municipal rights. The army and navy had been already
opened to them. They were, however, excluded from the following
offices: (1) Regent; (2) Chancellor of England or Ireland; (3) Viceroy
of Ireland; (4) all offices connected with the Church, universities,
and public schools; and (5) the disposal. of Church patronage.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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