Definition of Enabling clause
1. Noun. A provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law.
Generic synonyms: Legislative Act, Statute
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Lexicographical Neighbors of Enabling Clause
Literary usage of Enabling clause
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"GENERAL enabling clause. III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for every person 2 to devise, bequeath, or dispose of, ..."
2. The Local Courts' and Municipal GazetteLaw reports, digests, e (1868)
"... might have done if his debt had been overdue at the time, although there is no direct enabling clause to this effect in the statute, as there is in th. ..."
3. The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1849)
"It surely is a prohibitory, and not an enabling clause: they did not require an enabling clause for this purpose; for they might clearly have gone on to the ..."
4. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1898)
"Section 17 is a prohibitive clause—[His lordship read it, and continued :] I read that shortly in this way : Notwithstanding the enabling clause to which I ..."
5. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Edward William Cox, Great BRitain Magistrates' cases (1899)
"17, which, as I understand it, is not an enabling clause, although the inference to be drawn from that section taken in connection with the enabling clause ..."
6. Agricultural Trade and Poverty: Making Policy Analysis Count edited by Jonathan Brooks (2003)
"In principle, a Development Box would come under the "enabling clause", ... The enabling clause is the WTO legal basis for the Generalized System of ..."