of the Missouri Constitution
is entitled Distribution of Powers
and consists of a single section.
|| Text of Section 1:
Three Departments of Government--Separation of Powers
powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments—the legislative,
executive and judicial—each of which shall be confided to a separate magistracy, and no
person, or collection of persons, charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging
to one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the
others, except in the instances in this constitution expressly directed or permitted.
Missouri Constitution(See page 17)