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An Act to abolish the Jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Courts in Ireland in Cases of Defamation, and in England and Ireland in certain Cases of Brawling.
[3d July 1860]
WHEREAS it is expedient to abolish the Jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Courts of England and Ireland over Persons not in Holy Orders in Suits for Brawling, and to abolish the Jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Courts of Ireland in Suits for Defamation, as hath already been done with respect to the like Jurisdiction in England: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same:
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