Definition of counterpower
- So they gave the counterpower of the veto to the president so he could keep the Congress under control.
- —Eugene McCarthy
- The idea is that against power over people, we must exert a counterpower over the oppressors.
- —Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer
- It remains to be shown how, in a country claiming to be a democracy, a veritable hidden counter-power operating outside institutional controls … could have grown up at the very center of the state.
- —Patrice Claude