reserved powers

Definition of "reserved powers"
  1. These are political authorities that a constitution retains solely for a specific political entity
How to use "reserved powers" in a sentence
  1. The state government can exercise its reserved powers in the absence of federal legislation on certain matters.
  2. Under the constitution, reserved powers include the ability to manage local affairs.
  3. Due to the principle of reserved powers, certain law-making responsibilities belong exclusively to individual states.

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