An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
More example sentences
- The constitutionality of the legislation is suspect and potentially breaches the separation of powers.
- The Australian Constitution, with its more rigorous separation of powers, prevents our common law changing in the same direction.
- It actually gave rise to and provided justification for the principle of separation of powers in the establishment of our republic.
Definition of separation of powers in:
- The British & World English dictionary