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necessary and proper clause

noun, often cap N&P&C nec·es·sary and proper clause

Legal Definition of necessary and proper clause

  1. :  the clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that empowers the Congress to make all laws necessary for executing its other powers and those of the federal government as a whole

Origin and Etymology of necessary and proper clause

from the words of the clause


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