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Definition of "powers" []

  • Plural form of power. (noun)
  • Third person singular simple present form of to power. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "powers" in a sentence
  • "Though the Federal Government is one of limited powers, _the people_ possess _all governmental powers_; and these are spoken of as powers"
  • "_natural powers_ of man, and compare this his _actual_ state with that for which, from a consideration of those powers, he seems to have been originally calculated, how are we to account for the astonishing contrast! will frailty or infirmity, or occasional lapses, or sudden surprisals, or any such qualifying terms, convey an adequate idea of the nature, or point out the cause of the distemper?"
  • "A major shift in powers from the Federal Government to the provinces has recently taken place."