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unconstitutional

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

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

Full Definition of UNCONSTITUTIONAL

:  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 \-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -ˌtyü-\ noun
un·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ly adverb
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Examples of UNCONSTITUTIONAL

  1. an unconstitutional infringement of rights
  2. The law may be unconstitutional.

First Known Use of UNCONSTITUTIONAL

1734

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UNCONSTITUTIONALLY Defined for Kids

unconstitutional

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

Definition of UNCONSTITUTIONAL for Kids

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

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