enumerated powers
enumerated powers see power 2a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

enumerated powers
Powers expressly granted by the Constitution to a branch of government.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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