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Prerogative, Royal
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[German Version]

(iura regalia). The expression “royal prerogative” has several meanings. In a wider sense the royal prerogative is understood as including all the (German) king’s rights of rule, with the help of which government was carried on. The catalogue of royal privileges contained in the 1158 Roncaglia for imperial Italy, indirectly valid also for the German empire, included inter alia cities, duchies and counties, castles and streets, ports and escorts, forests and fisheries, coinage and excise levies, silver and salt mining, treasury and taxes.…

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Ogris, Werner, “Prerogative, Royal”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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