necessary and proper clause

necessary and proper clause
nec·es·sary and proper clause n often cap N&P&C [from the words of the clause]: the clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that empowers the Congress to make all laws necessary for executing its other powers and those of the federal government as a whole

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

necessary and proper clause
n.
Language in Article I of the U.S. Constitution authorizing Congress to pass laws that are necessary and proper to carrying out the powers granted to the government by the Constitution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Necessary and Proper Clause
n. A section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by the Constitution.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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