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ACT OF SETTLEMENT

Act of Settlement.Hist. An act of Parliament (12 & 13 Will. 3, ch. 2 (1701)) that resolved the

question of royal succession unsettled after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. • The question was

resolved  by  limiting  the  Crown  to  Protestant  members  of  the  House  of  Hanover.  The  Act  also

provided that the sovereign  must be a  member of the Church of England, and it established that

judges would hold office during good behavior rather than at the will of the sovereign. [Blacks Law 8th]