war powers

Definition of "war powers"
  1. These are the authorities granted to both the legislature and executive branches of the federal government in relation to the conduct of war
How to use "war powers" in a sentence
  1. The president's decision to send troops without congressional approval raised questions about the balance of war powers.
  2. The legislative branch tried to regain some war powers with the enactment of the War Powers Act.
  3. The war powers of the executive branch were a point of debate during the political campaign.

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