the powers exercised by the president or by Congress during a war or a crisis affecting national security.
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- war of the spanish succession,
- war office,
- war on poverty,
- war paint,
- war party,
- war production board,
- war risk insurance,
- war room,
- war story,
- war surplus
Origin of war powers
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for war powers
That of the President is derived from the war-powers; but these are not sealed to Congress.