reserved power

noun

: 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, 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, 21 Jan. 2020 Former 76ers reserve power forward Ersan Ilyasova is heading back to Milwaukee. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 1 July 2018 The Sixers reserve power forward had a game-high three blocks to go with one steal. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 27 Mar. 2018 The reserve power forward was not a good fit with the Sixers and wanted to start anew. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 12 Apr. 2018 Worst performance: Dante Cunningham, the Nets reserve power forward, gets this. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 4 Apr. 2018 The reserve power forward missed four of his six shots in scoring seven points. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 5 Mar. 2018 However, reserve power forward Ersan Ilyasova got the Sixers backup center minutes in Game 4. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, 8 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reserved power was in 1838

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“Reserved power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reserved%20power. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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