reserved power


Definition of reserved power

: a political power reserved by a constitution to the exclusive jurisdiction of a specified political authority

Examples of reserved power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tenth Amendment reserves powers not specifically listed in the Constitution for the states and, through their constitutions, for local governments. Haley Weiss, The Atlantic, "What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus," 12 Mar. 2020 With up to eight hours of listening time per charge (and 24 hours of reserve power in the case), these brilliant-sounding buds make great in-flight companions. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Upgrade Your Business Trip With These In-Flight Essentials," 21 Jan. 2020 Former 76ers reserve power forward Ersan Ilyasova is heading back to Milwaukee. Keith Pompey,, "Ersan Ilyasova to leave Sixers, sign with Bucks as NBA free agency opens," 1 July 2018 The Sixers reserve power forward had a game-high three blocks to go with one steal. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers-Nuggets observations, 'best' and 'worst': Markelle Fultz's presence, Robert Covington's game, Ben Simmons' milestone," 27 Mar. 2018 The reserve power forward was not a good fit with the Sixers and wanted to start anew. Keith Pompey,, "Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo orchestrated Sixers' better than expected season," 12 Apr. 2018 Worst performance: Dante Cunningham, the Nets reserve power forward, gets this. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers-Nets observations: JJ Redick's leadership, Ben Simmons' versatility, Philly's dominance," 4 Apr. 2018 The reserve power forward missed four of his six shots in scoring seven points. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers-Bucks observations: Turnovers, subpar bench play in inexcusable loss," 5 Mar. 2018 However, reserve power forward Ersan Ilyasova got the Sixers backup center minutes in Game 4. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers' Brett Brown sings Jayson Tatum's praises as the rookie shines in NBA playoffs," 8 May 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Reserved power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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