enabling act

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enabling act

n
(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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It is also a leader in enabling bill payment using the smart app," said Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO.
It is an enabling Bill, which doesn't compel anyone to do anything.
If such an endorsement is not forthcoming, the government should move an enabling bill in parliament and get it passed.
Christine Gregoire appears ready to sign an enabling bill backed by the Northwest Credit Union Association that has now cleared both chambers of the state legislature.
This new Firework Bill is only an enabling bill with limited powers to restrict certain types of fireworks.
Wednesday, November 13: The Queen's Speech contained an Enabling Bill, following on from the Regional Government White Paper, ``Your Region Your Choice'', published in May.

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