separation of powers

noun

  • Jurisprudence
  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legislation
  • Common law systems

Definitions of separation of powers

  • a system of government where the state’s power is separated between the legislative body which passes laws, the executive which runs the government, and the judiciary (=court system) which enforces the law

    The separation of powers is a core principle of any democracy,

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