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a. (in Britain) an allowance voted by Parliament for the private expenses of the monarch: part of the civil list
b. (in other countries) a similar sum of money for the monarch
2. an official of the royal household responsible for dealing with the monarch's private expenses
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The Deputy Speaker deferred the Rules of Acceding States (Abolition of Privy Purses
and Privileges) Amendment Bill 2009 for further consultation.
Aa Just as India abolished privy purses
of all maharajas, why was the Air India maharaja made an exception?
She was also anti-princes who after Independence were offered big privy purses
in lieu of state revenue they earned under the British rule.
The original sale of the item occurred in the early 1970's, after the (Indira) Ghandi government rescinded privy purses
allotted to former rulers.