advice and consent


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n advice and consent a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
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In literature:

You shall never do it with my advice or consent; and, if you do, you had best look to stand fast.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
It will be the office of the President to NOMINATE, and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to APPOINT.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Acting on my advice, George and Harris consented not to stay long in Berlin; but to push on to Dresden.
"Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome K. Jerome
From these triple nominations he had only the right of selection by advice and consent of his council.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
McGraw, by and with the consent and advice of his entire club, picked Jeff Tesreau.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
Jerry at last came to agree with me, and he consented to write to Mr Pengelley and ask his advice.
"The Loss of the Royal George" by W.H.G. Kingston
The President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints the governor and judges of the courts.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
The Dean and Chapter has made that rule, by and with the advice and consent of the City Council, don't you know that?
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
In 1730 three inspectors were appointed for each inspection by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Council.
"Tobacco in Colonial Virginia" by Melvin Herndon
It has assigned to the President the power of making treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving

In news:

No time for advice and consent .
Bill Clinton submitted the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) to the US Senate for advice and consent.
Advice without Consent edited and introduced by Alan Valentine.