enabling clause

Definition of "enabling clause"
  1. A section in a new law that authorizes a specific public official to implement it, including managing finances
How to use "enabling clause" in a sentence
  1. The enabling clause in the new health care law allowed the state treasurer to allocate funds.
  2. Without the enabling clause, the law would not have the necessary power to be put into action.
  3. The governor sent the bill back to the legislative assembly, requesting an enabling clause to be included.

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