Purposes of Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers: History, Meaning & Definition

Separation of Powers: History, Meaning & Definition

Montesquieu defines separation of powers as a system of government by which the legislature, executive, and judiciary are each separate in terms of functions and personnel. He warned that under no circumstance should any two or more functions be performed by one person or body of persons since such a practice will eliminate the liberty of the citizens and thereby encourage tyranny.