general welfare clause


general wel·​fare clause
often capitalized G&W&C
: a clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution empowering Congress to provide for the general welfare of the United States (as through the collection of taxes)

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“General welfare clause.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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