Short Titles Act 1892

The Short Titles Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict c 10) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It authorised the citation of earlier Acts by short titles and collective titles. It is replaced by the Short Titles Act 1896.

Short Titles Act 1892[1]
Long titleAn Act to facilitate the Citation of sundry Acts of Parliament.
Citation55 & 56 Vict c 10
Introduced byThe Lord Chancellor[2]
Royal assent20 May 1892
Commencement20 May 1892[3]
Repealed20 July 1896
Other legislation
Repealed byShort Titles Act 1896, s 4
Status: Repealed

The statutes which were given short titles by this Act were passed between 1351 and 1881.[4]

The Bill for this Act was described as "a very useful measure".[5][6] Courtney Ilbert said that the Act proved useful both by facilitating reference to statutes and by reducing the length and cost of legal documents that involved references to statutes.[7]

See also


  1. The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 2 of this Act. Due to the repeal of this Act, it is now authorised, for the United Kingdom, by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978, and, for the Republic of Ireland, by section 3 of the Short Titles Act 1896.
  2. HL Deb vol 1, col 413
  3. The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  4. Halsbury's Statutes. Fourth Edition. 2008 Reissue. Volume 41. Page 705.
  5. (1892) 27 The Law Journal 159
  6. (1893) 26 Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal 159
  7. Ilbert, C P. Legislative Methods and Forms. Oxford. 1901. Reprinted by the Lawbook Exchange Ltd. 2008. Pages 75 and 76. Digitized copy from Google Books.