enabling act

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enabling act

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(Law) a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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Noun1.enabling act - a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Tenderingspecial advice and support for persons pursuant to 1 (1) sentence 1 of the admission act (aufng) 26.
The 1859 Admission Act granted Oregon sections 16 and 36 of every township for the sole purpose of funding public education.
72) The county supremacists counter that these clauses are unconstitutional, and therefore invalid, because an admission act cannot confer upon Congress any extra-constitutional powers.