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sunset provision Line breaks: sun¦set pro|vi¦sion

Definition of sunset provision in English:


North American
A stipulation that an agency or programme be disbanded or terminated at the end of a fixed period unless it is formally renewed: it would have to be limited by a five-year sunset provision
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  • The Department of Justice urged Congress, which had built in a sunset provision in 1978, not to renew it.
  • The subsequent reauthorization debates, which took place because of a five-year sunset provision embedded within the law, resolved any ambiguity about Congress's intentions.
  • Only time will tell if the Court truly believes that affirmative action programs have a twenty-five-year sunset provision.
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