residual power


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

Examples of residual power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to worry, however, because Trump had a back-up argument: The PRA itself is unconstitutional, and Trump possesses some sort of inherent residual power as a former president to stifle Congress. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 Crucially, the feature will work on residual power, allowing operation for five hours after the iPhone’s battery is too low to perform other functions. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 27 June 2020 To varying degrees, those businesses and others still trade on the residual power of their founders’ personality and vision. New York Times, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of residual power

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of residual power was in 1919

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Last Updated

30 Nov 2021

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“Residual power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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