spending power

spending power
spending power see power 2a

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

spending power
n. The power granted to a government body to spend money, especially the power of Congress to spend money in order to provide for the defense of the United States and to promote the general welfare. Since 1936, that power has been expanded to include Social Security, environmental crises, and other concerns, such as desegregation and affirmative action.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


spending power
The power of legislatures to tax and spend.

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


spending power
The power of legislatures to tax and spend.

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