National Industrial Recovery Act: Meaning and Definition of

Na'tional Indus'trial Recov'ery Act"

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  1. an act of Congress (1933, declared unconstitutional in 1936) that enabled the president and the National Recovery Administration to formulate and execute measures for reducing industrial unemployment. Abbr.: NIRA, N.I.R.A.
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