enabling statute

enabling statute
enabling statute n: a statute that confers (as to an administrative agency) the power or authority to engage in conduct not previously allowed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

enabling statute
n.
A statute that gives someone a new power.

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


enabling statute
A law that gives new or extended authority or powers, generally to a public official or to a corporation.

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


enabling statute
A law that gives new or extended authority or powers, generally to a public official or to a corporation.

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