emergency power

noun

Definition of emergency power

: power granted to or used or taken by a public authority to meet the exigencies of a particular emergency (as of war or disaster) whether within or outside a constitutional frame of reference

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“Emergency power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20power. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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