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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'Some of them couldn't even write a sentence correctly', Shuaibu lamented while insisting that the Corps will abide by its enabling Act and bar unqualified Nigerians from being mobilized for the service.
In Quebec, the enabling Act of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DCPP) provides that the latter is the office responsible for bringing, for the State, criminal prosecutions in the province.
The Enabling Act effectively made Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany, giving him the power to implement laws without the approval of the Reichstag.
"For all land use developers, this decision reaffirms the sanctity of 40A, the Zoning Enabling Act. Communities should not be permitted to undo with a general bylaw something that was already being regulated by a zoning bylaw."
Wolff, a centenarian and former congressman, recalled how he challenged the Taiwan Enabling Act, the forerunner to the Taiwan Relations Act which he described as toothless.
The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act would allow EPAs to own, build, maintain and operate a broadband system as part of their electric delivery system, as reported by the Daily Journal's Dennis Seid.
He of course wanted authoritarian power, which could only be attained by invoking an emergency clause called the Enabling Act. He needed a two-thirds majority in the Reichstag, as the Nazi Party only controlled 32 per cent.
The apex court announced the verdict on a number of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling Act. The key arguments of the petitioners were that the Aadhaar scheme is unconstitutional and is in violation of the fundamental right to privacy and personal body autonomy.
He also took advantage of an "Enabling Act" that had been put into place, to alter various parts of the bill for statehood, such as managing to add 8,500 miles of territory to include what is now Chicago.
The Brady bill was a critical enabling act, empowering the FBI to build a computer system on a sprawling campus in West Virginia, from which it could check out any American from one central location.
Several current and former officials of the scheme told this paper that the NYSC would never issue an exemption certificate to anyone who graduated before age 30 and did not fall into the categories of persons exempted by the corps' enabling Act.