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reserved power

a political power that a constitution reserves exclusively to the jurisdiction of a particular political authority.
Origin of reserved power
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the day a payment is due, the donor relinquishes the reserved power.
  • There is, however, a reserved power to release fee revenues under certain conditions.
  • For whatever reason, it eschewed the use of that reserved power and chose instead to burden the district court.

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