residual power

noun

Definition of residual power 

: power held to remain at the disposal of a governmental authority after an enumeration or delegation of specified powers to other authorities

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To varying degrees, those businesses and others still trade on the residual power of their founders’ personality and vision. New York Times, "Kate Spade and Fashion’s Identity Crisis: When a Name Makes a Brand," 6 June 2018 At a time when the survival of our democracy appeared to require the construction of a new economic order, a discredited and defeated conservative Establishment was using its residual power within the judiciary to thwart progressive change. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With Democracy," 23 May 2018 The National Weather Service on Monday issued a winter storm warning for much of New England and a winter weather advisory for eastern New York and Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, even as residual power outages from the previous storm linger. CBS News, "3rd nor'easter in days could bring more than a foot of snow," 12 Mar. 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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