Definition of checks and balances in English:

checks and balances

Syllabification: checks and bal·anc·es

noun

Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
More example sentences
  • The current system provides good checks and balances that ensure distribution is transparent and fair.
  • He sees the role of unions as limited to providing checks and balances within a capitalist democracy.
  • To ensure the latter, the constitutional system is full of checks and balances.

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