residual power


noun
  1. power retained by a governmental authority after certain powers have been delegated to other authorities.

Origin of residual power

1
First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby residual power

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How to use residual power in a sentence

  • There was still a tiny bit of residual power remaining; it was fading fast.

    Earth Alert! | Kris Neville
  • The residual power in the Constitution of 1776 is vested in the people and exercised through the General Assembly.

    The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 | Virginia State Dept. of Education