- necessary and proper clause
nec·es·sary and proper clause n often cap N&P&C [from the words of the clause]: the clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that empowers the Congress to make all laws necessary for executing its other powers and those of the federal government as a whole
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- necessary and proper clause
n.Language in Article I of the U.S. Constitution authorizing Congress to pass laws that are necessary and proper to carrying out the powers granted to the government by the Constitution.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
- Necessary and Proper Clause
n. A section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by the Constitution.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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