Vesting Clause Law & Legal Definition


Vested clause is a clause that grants authority. This clause is included under the constitution to authorize the main branches of a government such as the legislative, executive, and the judiciary, to Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court respectively.

Accordingly, through the provision of the constitution the legislative powers are vested with Congress. The legislative powers are granted to the Congress through USCS Const. Art. I, § 1. This provision reads as:

“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives”.

The executive powers are vests with the President of the U.S. This power is granted to the President through USCS Const. Art. II, § 1, Cl 1. The excerpt from the provision reads as:

“The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. ****”.

Similarly, the judicial powers in the U.S., vests in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. [USCS Const. Art. III, § 1].