IMPOUNDMENT

IMPOUNDMENT

impoundment.

1. The action of impounding; the state of being impounded. See IMPOUND.

2. Constitutional law. The President’s refusal to spend funds appropriated by Congress. ? Although not authorized by the Constitution and seldom used, the impoundment power effectively gives the executive branch a line-item veto over legislative spending. [Cases: United States 82(1). C.J.S. United States ¡ì¡ì 155, 158.]


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