In the event of this not being granted within forty days the matter is to be referred to the twenty-five, who are empowered to seize the lands and property of the king, or to obtain justice in any other way possible.
I at least felt empowered to continue.
The governor is empowered to call extraordinary sessions of the legislature, to grant pardons and reprieves, and to exercise a power of veto which extends to items in appropriation bills; a two-thirds majority of the legislature is necessary to pass a bill over his veto.
The result was that a representative assembly of delegates was elected, empowered to draft a constitution.
Every society of men must have a supreme authority, whether individual or collective, empowered to give a final decision in the controversies which concern it.