several states


several states
The states of the United States, collectively.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, . . . but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; . . . To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states.


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  • among the several states — A phrase used to distinguish between commerce which concerns more states than one and commerce confined within one state and not affecting other states. Such distinction pertains to the power of Congress to regulate commerce, it having the power… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • laws of the several states — As used in statute requiring federal courts to apply laws of the several states, includes not only state statutory law, but also state decisions on questions of general law. Erie R. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64, 58 S.Ct. 817, 822, 82 L.Ed. 1188.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • laws of the several states — As used in statute requiring federal courts to apply laws of the several states, includes not only state statutory law, but also state decisions on questions of general law. Erie R. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64, 58 S.Ct. 817, 822, 82 L.Ed. 1188.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • commerce among the several states — See among the several states; interstate commerce …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • laws of the several states — As laws to be applied by the federal courts:–statutes and the rules of law as declared by the highest court of the state in the field of the common or decisional law, including matters of general or commercial law. Erie Railroad Co. v Tompkins,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • several — sev·er·al adj [Anglo French, from Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate] 1 a: of or relating separately to each individual involved; specif: enforceable separately against each party each promisor owed a several duty see also… …   Law dictionary

  • States' rights — otheruses4|the concept of states rights in U.S. law and politics|the States Rights Democratic Party |DixiecratStates rights refers to the idea, in U.S. politics and constitutional law, that U.S. states possess certain rights and political powers… …   Wikipedia

  • States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court — The States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court are those countries that have ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court. As of October 2008, 108 states are… …   Wikipedia

  • several — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate, back formation from separare to separate Date: 15th century 1. a. separate or distinct from one another < federal union of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • STATES-RIGHTS —    doctrine of the contention of the Democrats in the United States that the several States of the Union have all the rights, powers, and privileges not expressly made over to the central government, and by extremists even the right of secession …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia