assent to

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He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
'Warning!' returns Deputy, having caught the halfpenny, and appearing by this mystic word to express his assent to the arrangement.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 24 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday gave assent to a bill pertaining to the West Bengal University, which relates to the service conditions of Vice Chancellors of State Universities.
When told that the President may have assented to the bill passed during the 8th Assembly as they may have lapsed, the presidential aide explained that the period allowed for presidential assent to any bill begins to count from the day the bill is transmitted to him.
'The amendment to the Constitution was unnecessary as the King must give his assent to make a Bill into law on the advice of the minister as required under Article 40 (1) of the Federal Constitution,' he added.
Uasin Gishu MCAs will now control 40 per cent of development funds after they they voted to force Governor Jackson Mandago to assent to a controversial funds sharing law.
'I am very happy that this law has finally been passed, and I did make the commitment that when it was brought to me, I would give my assent to it right away.
And, when the Bill has been passed by both Houses of the Parliament, the President will not give his assent to the new amendment unless the same is also passed by two-third majority of the total membership of the concerned Provincial Assembly.
The law only stipulates that the President's assent to a Bill must be done within 14 days of receipt or return it to Parliament with a memorandum failing which it automatically becomes law.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to the Brexit legislation on Tuesday, bringing closure to months of debate over the bill that will formally end the country's European Union membership.