Compact Clause

Compact Clause
n.
Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting states to enter into compacts with other states or with foreign nations (i.e., interstate compacts) without the consent of Congress.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


compact clause
n. A provision in the United States Constitution that prohibits a state from entering into an agreement with another state or a foreign country without Congressional approval.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


compact clause
A provision contained in Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, of the U.S. Constitution, which states, "No State shall, without the consent of Congress . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State." Intended to curtail the increase of political power in the individual states that might interfere with the supremacy of the federal government or impose an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce in violation of the COMMERCE CLAUSE.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


compact Clause
A provision contained in Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, of the U.S. Constitution, which states, "No State shall, without the consent of Congress . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State." Intende to curtail the increase of political power in the individual states that might interfere with the supremacy of the federal government or impose an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce in violation of the commerce clause.

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