Definition of enabling act in English:

enabling act

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  • A statute empowering a person or body to take certain action, especially to make regulations, rules, or orders.
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    • The original enabling act required leases to conduct commerce but none of these early entrepreneurs possessed such leases.
    • So, why not just bring in an enabling act and give him the powers of a dictator?
    • Anti-wolf groups drew attention to Yellowstone's enabling act, highlighting the preserve as a public recreation area rather than a refuge for ‘dangerous’ beasts.

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