separation of powers

  • 1separation of powers — 1: the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government 2: the doctrine under which the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government are not to infringe upon each… …

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  • 2SEPARATION OF POWERS — SEPARATION OF POWERS, a fundamental principle of Public Law, which seeks to distinguish between the roles and powers of a number of different public authorities operating in tandem, such as the legislative, executive, and judicial authorities. On …

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  • 3Separation of powers — Balance of powers redirects here. For other uses, see Balance of power. The separation of powers, often imprecisely used interchangeably with the trias politica principle,[1] is a model for the governance of a state. The model was first developed …

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  • 4separation of powers — the allocation of executive, legislative, and judicial powers to branches of government independent of each other * * * the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. * * * …

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  • 5separation of powers — The governments of states and the United States are divided into three departments or branches: the legislative, which is empowered to make laws, the executive which is required to carry out the laws, and the judicial which is charged with… …

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  • 6separation of powers —    The idea that the legislative power, the executive power and the judicial power of any state should be placed in separate hands, through the creation of three independent branches of government. The doctrine was advocated by the French… …

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  • 7separation of powers — valdžių padalijimas statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Valstybės valdymo doktrina, pasak kurios, siekiant išvengti vieno asmens tironijos ir absoliučių galių sutelkimo kurioje nors valdžios institucijoje, visa valdžia turi būti padalyta 3… …

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  • 8separation of powers — separation of authority, distribution of power, basic democratic principle in which every government department has independent authority and curbs the power of other departments …

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  • 9separation of powers — The separation of executive, legislative, and judicial powers, a fundamental characteristic of the United States Government and the state governments as well. 16 Am J2d Const L § 210. See division of powers …

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  • 10separation of powers — the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. * * * Division of the legislative, executive, and judicial functions of government among separate and independent bodies.… …

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  • 11separation of powers — the vesting of the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers of government in separate bodies. → separation …

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  • 12separation of powers — noun the separation of the three main functions of government (the legislative, the judicial, and the executive) so that they operate independently, with autonomous powers and separate personnel …

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  • 13separation of powers — noun A theoretical model for governance, common in democratic states, which features the division of sovereign power into at least three (but sometimes up to six) organs of state in order to forestall tyranny, by preventing the acquisition of a… …

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  • 14Separation of powers under the United States Constitution — This article refers to the separation of powers specifically in the United States. For the article on the theory of separation of powers, see: Separation of Powers Separation of powers is a political doctrine under which the executive,… …

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  • 15Separation of powers in Australia — The doctrine of separation of powers refers to the separation of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. A strict separation is not maintained in Australia, following the Westminster system and the doctrine of responsible government.… …

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  • 16Separation of Powers (The West Wing) — Infobox Television episode Title = Separation of Powers Series = The West Wing Caption = Season = 5 Episode = 95 Airdate = November 122003 Production = 176057 Writer = Paul Redford Director = Alex Graves Guests = Matthew Perry Gary Cole Elisabeth …

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  • 17Powers of the President of the United States — Powers of State= Because the United States is a presidential system, the President fulfils the roles of both chief of state and head of government. As chief of state, the President of the United States represents the nation at home and abroad. In …

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  • 18separation — sep·a·ra·tion /ˌse pə rā shən/ n 1: cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement with intent that it be permanent; also: legal separation compare divorce ◇ In some cases in which the estrangement is extreme, a separation …

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  • 19Powers — might refer to:People;Surname * Ed Powers, director * Gary Powers, pilot * Hiram Powers (1805 1873), American sculptor * J. F. Powers, writer * John A. Powers, USAF Lt. Col., NASA Mercury Mission Control * John R. Powers, writer * Johnny Powers,… …

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  • 20Separation of duties — (SoD) is the concept of having more than one person required to complete a task. It is alternatively called segregation of duties or, in the political realm, separation of powers.General descriptionSeparation of duties is one of the key concepts… …

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