residual power

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

Origin of residual power

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby residual power Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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