confer power

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In less stable democracies, electoral losers may not consent to hand over power or heads of state may prove unwilling to confer power upon a new governing authority.
Another drawback which we are observing in the country to compare with other foreign countries as aconcept of right man for right job is fully altered by introducing a new phenomenon to confer power to a man of incompetent, corrupt and subservient for only fulfilling the interests of his boss or personal gains and pay no attention to public affairs for solving the problems of general masses.
Being able to go to points either in the past or future would confer power that is almost beyond comprehension and hence the usual codicil that is added that so-called time travellers cannot alter history.
Yet rankings do not automatically confer power and influence.
ABU DHABI, March 08 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi briefed here on Tuesday his Gulf counterparts on the initiative of President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced at a Parliament and Shura Council's meeting recently of his intention not to extend his rule or confer power to his son.
To empower someone is to confer power officially or to recognize the power someone already has.
9 Where did Mr Marc Ravalomanana stand down as President with military leaders attempting to confer power to a 34-year-old former disc jockey?
Its balance sheet and monetary sovereignty confer power enough.
Notwithstanding the reliance to be placed upon s 122 of the Constitution, the proposed provisions are drafted so as to confer power on federal courts, in the case of Div 104, or on judges of federal courts, in the case of Div 105.
The essence of Tuesday's decision on charter reform was to confer power to the powerful.
Possessions confer power because they bestow status--material wealth is the most obvious example--but so does access to objects of superior efficacy.
But the court said, " Merely because the chief passport officer in his order stated that in case applicant/ accused needs to travel abroad, he may seek permission from the court concerned for restoration of passport facilities, the same cannot confer power upon this court to act beyond what the law permits.