- A positive declaration of authority rather than authorization by implication. A boom in a river authorized and constructed in the manner required by statute is within the exception of a Federal act prohibiting obstructions in navigable streams except those affirmatively authorized by law. Pickens v Coal River Boom Co. 66 W Va 10, 65 SE 865.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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