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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The enabling Act of 2006 and all we do here is in accordance with our regulation which takes a cue from the ICAO Annex 13.
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787, later codified as The Enabling Act of 1802, specifically insured that all lands belonging to the U.
SELWYN Williams is right about British Standards and it was the UK who introduced an enabling act of parliament in 1974 called the Health And Safety At Work Act (HSWA) which allowed the addition of more and more safety regulations to be introduced to the UK without having the problems of a parliamentary vote.
And Congress is not about to pass an Enabling Act conferring dictatorial powers on Trump, as the Reichstag did for Hitler in March 1933.
When the Whitby, Redcar & Middlesbrough Union Railway began work on its Loftus-Whitby route in 1871 - five years after obtaining its enabling Act - the plan was to build the line along the edge of the cliffs.
31) This raises legal issues by conflicting with copious amounts of precedent, and raises constitutional concerns by conflicting with the Rules Enabling Act.
The federal Judiciarys rulemaking process is guided by the Rules Enabling Act.
95) The Court held that the enabling act had no effect once Louisiana was admitted to the Union.
Debates over authority, in turn, helped to take Germany further down the path toward "unbounded authority" with the 1933 vote on the Enabling Act.
ultimately resulting in the state's first P3 enabling act, the HCA.
12) Just Scalia lost support from a majority in his interpretation of the Rules Enabling Act (hereinafter "REA"), (13) which governs situations in which federal and state procedural rules seemingly clash.