separation of powers

Definition of "separation of powers"
  1. A constitutional principle according to which the powers of creating laws, executing laws, and interpreting laws are divided among three different branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial
How to use "separation of powers" in a sentence
  1. The separation of powers is intended to prevent any branch of government from becoming too powerful.
  2. Due to separation of powers, each branch of government holds unique responsibilities to keep the others in check.
  3. The concept of separation of powers is key to the structure of the United States government, ensuring that no one branch holds all the authority.

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