reserved power

noun

Definition of reserved power 

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

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The reserve power forward was not a good fit with the Sixers and wanted to start anew. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "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, Philly.com, "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, Philly.com, "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, Philly.com, "Sixers' Brett Brown sings Jayson Tatum's praises as the rookie shines in NBA playoffs," 8 May 2018 The reserve power forward scored a team-high 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Sixers-Magic observations, 'best' and 'worst' awards: Sharing the ball makes Philly unstoppable against Orlando," 23 Mar. 2018 Those three loses came during his first seven games, while the reserve power forward was trying to mesh again with his teammates. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo orchestrated Sixers' better than expected season," 12 Apr. 2018 By being released, the reserve power forward could go to a team that was a better fit for him. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Former Sixer Trevor Booker says he wanted out," 13 Mar. 2018 But doing so would conflict with other constitutional provisions that reserve powers of budgeting and veto for the Legislature and governor, said Homer Rep. Paul Seaton, co-chair of the House Finance Committee. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "House proposal to amend PFD into Alaska Constitution won’t guarantee payments," 13 Mar. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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