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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The so-called Ley Habilitante will allow Maduro to fight an "economic war instigated by the bourgeoisie" without approval by the assembly.
Chavez also began to rule with help from additional powers granted to him by an enabling law, Ley Habilitante 2000.
The Ley Habilitante would allow him to quickly put in place fiscal measures that include reducing the number of ministries and combining state offices, refinancing part of the foreign debt, reducing budget expenditures and increasing income, and reforming social security.