separation of powers

: the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government
: the doctrine under which the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government are not to infringe upon each other's constitutionally vested powers see also nondelegation doctrine

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“Separation of powers.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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