police powers

Definition of "police powers"
  1. The inherent authority of a state to implement and enforce laws safeguarding public welfare, safety, and health as guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
How to use "police powers" in a sentence
  1. State's use of police powers ensures public safety by regulating traffic.
  2. The quarantine measures during the pandemic were enforced under the state's police powers.
  3. The food inspection regulations were established as part of the state's police powers to protect public health.

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