THE FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE
THE powers which belong to and proceed from the real body-politic--the sovereignty of the state--constitute government in its different functions, operating in and through its various departments. These powers may be "divided, distributed, granted, reserved, or revoked,"1 at the will of the sovereign power.
The separation of the principal powers of the state2 has been recognised since the time of Aristotle.3 He terms them deliberative, magisterial, and judicial. Governments have changed with the centuries, and so has this classification of powers; yet in a general way Aristotle's division corresponds with the modern one of legislative,____________________