legal power

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Synonyms for legal power

(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

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He said Westminster could formally lend the Scottish government the legal power to set their own referendum conditions, such a move would usually come with a "sunset clause" attached at a time limit within which the extra power must be used.
Therefore, it may be decided if any legal power conferred by National Accountability Ordinance has edge over the existing constitutional dispensation or modus operandi.
As Llanishen Reservoir is privately owned, we could not force the company's hand as we had no legal power to do so.
But Hilton Dawson, of the British Association of Social Workers, said they already have the legal power to insist on the private meetings.
The UN has said in the past that any agreement would not be binding as Holbrooke does not have legal power over the Hague Tribunal.
Army Corps of Engineers, college district officials want to obtain 10 acres, some through eminent domain -- a process in which a public or private entity is given legal power to acquire private property for the public good.
Advocate general rulings are usually approved by the full ECJ, which is the EU's ultimate legal power, so judges may now tell Systembolaget to fulfil every import order: maybe a practical impossibility.
Eight months later, however, on 18 December 2005, the Afghan cabinet approved legislation that for the first time gives Afghanistan the legal power it needs to begin bettering its environment.
Iran has put absolute political and legal power in the hands of its Islamic clerics, who can and do veto the decisions of the elected parliament.
Yes, New Hampshire DES had every legal power to do what it did.
The author certainly recognizes the economic and legal power men enjoyed, and the terror it allowed, but he emphasizes the uncertainties of powerful patriarchs trying to exert influence within happy families rather than lording over subjects through absolute authority.
Subsequent revenue rulings have also recognized that when a trust instrument gives a beneficiary the legal power to demand immediate possession of corpus, that power qualifies as a present interest in the property.
A fight against federal and international agencies to maintain the states' legal power to regulate game, other animals, birds, and fish within respective states.
A major reason is that the FEC does not have the legal power to levy fines.