Reserved Power Law and Legal Definition

Reserved power is a political power that is not enumerated or prohibited by a constitution, but instead is reserved by the constitution for a specified political authority, such as a state government. Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for reserve power. Tenth Amendment provides that “the powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” [USCS Const. Amend. 10]