Grenville Act Law and Legal Definition

Grenville Act (Act) is a legislation enacted by the Parliament of Great Britain. The Grenville Act is named after the British minister George Grenville. The Act is also known as Parliamentary Elections Act 1770.

The following are the purposes of the Act:

1.The Act transferred the power of trying elections from the House of Commons to the judiciary;

2. The Act also imposed an increased duty on sugar regulating English manufactures, and prohibited trade between the U.S. and small French islands.

However, this Act was repealed in 1828.[Odiorne v. Lyford, 9 N.H. 502 (N.H. 1838)]