Enabling Statute

Definition of Enabling Statute

Term applied to any statute enabling persons or corporations to do what they could not before. It is applied to statutes which confer new powers. See also Enabling clause.

The English Act of 32 Henry VIII, c. 28, by which tenants in tail, husbands seized In right of their wives, and others were empowered to make leases for their lives or for twenty-one years, which they could not do before. 2 Bl.Comm. 319.

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