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war powers

noun
1.
the powers exercised by the president or by Congress during a war or a crisis affecting national security.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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  • He was troubled that sweeping war powers had been granted with so little dissent.
  • But the business of war powers has, from the beginning, been something of a flat string.

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