Definition of sunset provision in English:

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sunset provision

noun

North American
A stipulation that an agency or program be disbanded or terminated at the end of a fixed period unless it is formally renewed.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: sun·set pro·vi·sion

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