Definition of Enabling act

1. Noun. A provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law.

Exact synonyms: Enabling Clause
Generic synonyms: Legislative Act, Statute
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

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Literary usage of Enabling act

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"THE SAN DOMINICAN enabling act. The National Congress of the Dominican Republic ... This enabling act supersedes the conditional financial engagements ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Five days prior thereto, to wit, February 26, 1857, Congress passed an Enabling Act for the proposed State (11 Stat. 166), which designated the western ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"It is insisted that the provision of the enabling act requiring the state to forbid, under penalties, the introduction of ..."

4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Accepting enabling act. I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance accepting the terms and conditions of the enabling act as the same has heretofore been ..."

5. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Benjamin Perley Poore, United States Congress. Senate (1878)
"SUPPLEMENTARY enabling act FOR IOWA—1845. [28TH CONGRESS, 20 SESSION.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"The enabling act.—This act, signed by President Roosevelt June 14, 1906, ... This clause of the enabling act hud a significant In addition to the usual ..."

7. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878 by Robert W. Coakley (1996)
"The First enabling act The first law delegating to the president powers to intervene with military force in domestic disorders was passed by the Second ..."

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