Definitions for "Enabling Act"
A legislative act that confers power on local governments that they would not have had otherwise. Zoning and planning powers were given under enabling acts.
a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
a congressional act that allows the people of a territority desiring statehood to frame a state constitution
A term referring to the foundation statute creating an agency and giving it jurisdiction and authority.