collateral power

Definition of "collateral power"
  1. An implied authority or ability that stands alongside the main power but isn't straightforwardly pertinent to it
How to use "collateral power" in a sentence
  1. Due to its collateral power, the committee was able to intervene in the matter.
  2. The lending agency can exercise its collateral power if the borrower defaults on the loan.
  3. Collateral power was asserted by the tax authorities to reassess the situation.

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