BACK TO separation of powers
separation of powers vs. checks and balances
[ sep-uh-rey-shuhnuhv pou-erz ]
- the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government.
[ cheksuhn bal-uhn-siz ]
- limits imposed on all branches of a government by vesting in each branch the right to amend or void those acts of another that fall within its purview.