enabling clause


enabling clause
n.
A clause in a statute that gives the proper officials the power to enforce it.

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


enabling clause
A provision in a new law that empowers a particular public official — such as governor or state treasurer — to put it into effect, including making expenditures.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


enabling clause
The section of a constitution or statute that provides government officials with the power to put the constitution or statute into force and effect.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enabling clause
The section of a constitution or statute that provides government officials with the power to put the constitution or statute into force and effect.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

enabling clause
n.
   a provision in a new statute which empowers a particular public official (Governor, State Treasurer) to put it into effect, including making expenditures.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • enabling clause — noun a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law • Syn: ↑enabling act • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑legislative act, ↑statute …   Useful english dictionary

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  • enabling statute — Term applied to any statute enabling persons or corporations, or agencies to do what before they could not. It is applied to statutes which confer new powers. See also enabling clause. The English Act of 32 Henry VIII, c. 28, by which tenants in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • enabling act — noun a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑enabling clause • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑legislative act, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Enabling act — An enabling act is a piece of legislation by which a legislature grants an entity which depends on it for authorization or legitimacy to take a certain action(s). It is important not to confuse enabling acts from different times and places, since …   Wikipedia


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