war powers

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plural noun

the powers exercised by the president or by Congress during a war or a crisis affecting national security.

Nearby words

  1. war of the spanish succession,
  2. war office,
  3. war on poverty,
  4. war paint,
  5. war party,
  6. war production board,
  7. war risk insurance,
  8. war room,
  9. war story,
  10. war surplus

Origin of war powers

First recorded in 1760–70

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