the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government.
the doctrine that the individual branches of government (executive, legislative, judicial) have separate and unique powers the others cannot impinge upon
developed by French philosopher Baron de Montesquieu
separation of powers definition
A fundamental principle of the United States government, whereby powers and responsibilities are divided among the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch. The officials of each branch are selected by different procedures and serve different terms of office; each branch may choose to block action of the other branches through the system of checks and balances. The framers of the Constitution designed this system to ensure that no one branch would accumulate too much power and that issues of public policy and welfare would be given comprehensive consideration before any action was taken.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a grouping of the terms of an ordinary differential equation so that associated with each differential is a factor consisting entirely of functions of the independent variable appearing in the differential. 2. a process of finding a particular solution of a partial differential equation in the form of a product of factors […]
noun 1. a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church. 2. an advocate of separation, especially ecclesiastical or political separation. adjective 3. of, relating to, or designating separatism or separatists: separatist forces; separatist tendencies. noun 1. a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group (as modifier): a […]
adjective 1. tending to separate. 2. causing separation. adjective 1. tending to separate or causing separation
noun 1. a person or thing that separates. 2. any of various apparatus for separating one thing from another, as cream from milk, steam from water, or wheat from chaff. 3. Electricity. a device that prevents metal contact between plates of opposite charge in a storage battery. 4. Machinery. retainer1 (def 3). noun 1. a […]