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war powers

plural noun
the powers exercised by the president or by Congress during a war or a crisis affecting national security.
Origin of war powers
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The opportunity to make capital out of the war powers was quite too good to be lost!

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • But war time is no time for theories, and a man with war powers in his hands is not one to parley with them.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • A more direct contest with the President over his war powers was waged around the Espionage Bill.

  • That of the President is derived from the war powers; but these are not sealed to Congress.

  • He had also carried to its ultimate his assumption of war powers.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

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