Definitions for advice and consent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advice and consent(noun)

    a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making


  1. Advice and consent

    Advice and consent is an English phrase frequently used in enacting formulae of bills and in other legal or constitutional contexts, describing a situation in which the executive branch of a government enacts something previously approved of by the legislative branch.

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  1. Condoleezza Rice:

    The proposed Iranian nuclear agreement is classically an executive agreement and doesn't need to be a treaty with advice and consent of the Senate, but Congress should be able to opine given that congressionally mandated sanctions would have to be lifted.

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