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con·sent of the gov·erned

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  1. consent of the governed(Noun)

    A political theory in which a government or set of governments could only be deemed legitimate if it is supported by the people under which it exercises its political influence.

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  1. Consent of the governed

    "Consent of the governed" is a phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence. It is synonymous with a political theory wherein a government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the people or society over which that political power is exercised. This theory of "consent" is historically contrasted to the divine right of kings and has often been invoked against the legitimacy of colonialism. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government".

How to pronounce consent of the governed?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say consent of the governed in sign language?

  1. consentofthegoverned

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consent of the governed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consent of the governed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of consent of the governed in a Sentence

  1. Lamar Alexander:

    Indeed, Lamar Alexander went on, Our founding documents provide for duly elected presidents who serve with the consent of the governed, not at the pleasure of the United States Congress. Let the people decide. The question then is not whether the president did it, but whether the United States The Senate or the American people should decide what to do about what he did, i believe that the Constitution provides that the people should make that decision in the presidential election that begins in Iowa on Monday. The Senate has spent nine long days considering this mountain of evidence, the arguments of the White House managers and the presidents lawyers, their answers to senators questions and the White House record. Even if the White House charges were true, they do not meet the Constitutions treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors standard for an impeachable offense.

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