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unconstitutional

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adjective un·con·sti·tu·tion·al \ˌən-ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-shnəl, -ˈtyü-, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of unconstitutional

  • : not allowed by the constitution of a country or government : not constitutional

Full Definition of unconstitutional

  1. :  not according or consistent with the constitution of a body politic (as a nation) <an unconstitutional infringement on rights>

un·con·sti·tu·tion·al·i·ty play \-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -ˌtyü-\ noun
un·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of unconstitutional

  1. an unconstitutional infringement of rights

  2. The law may be unconstitutional.



1734

First Known Use of unconstitutional

1734


UNCONSTITUTIONAL Defined for Kids

unconstitutional

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adjective un·con·sti·tu·tion·al \ˌən-ˌkän-stə-ˈtü-shə-nəl, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of unconstitutional

  1. :  not according to or agreeing with the constitution of a country or government





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