constitutionality

noun
con·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌkän(t)-stə-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce constitutionality (audio) , -ˌtyü- \

Definition of constitutionality

: the quality or state of being constitutional especially : accordance with the provisions of a constitution questioned the constitutionality of the law

Examples of constitutionality in a Sentence

He questions the constitutionality of the proposed law.
Recent Examples on the Web Why did the Court rule in favor of abortion’s constitutionality? Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 4 May 2022 The current case before the Supreme Court, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, deals with constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi state law that banned abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 3 May 2022 The Supreme Court denies a request from Freedom Watch, a political advocacy group, that Kagan should recuse herself from the upcoming appeals over the constitutionality of health care reform. CNN, 24 Apr. 2022 Attorneys for the 57-year-old inmate had sought a stay, citing pending litigation in another court challenging the constitutionality of South Carolina’s execution methods, which also include the electric chair. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 Attorneys for the 57-year-old inmate had sought a stay, citing pending litigation in another court challenging the constitutionality of South Carolina’s execution methods, which also include the electric chair. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 Attorneys for the 57-year-old inmate had sought a stay, citing pending litigation in another court challenging the constitutionality of South Carolina’s execution methods, which also include the electric chair. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 For now, the deficiency relates only to two adjudicatory matters currently in litigation in federal court over the constitutionality of the roles of administrative law judges. The Insider, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 An amendment was crafted in an attempt to assure constitutionality. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of constitutionality

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of constitutionality was in 1787

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“Constitutionality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constitutionality. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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constitutionality

noun
con·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌkän-stə-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -ˌtyü- How to pronounce constitutionality (audio) \

Legal Definition of constitutionality

: the quality or state of being constitutional especially : conformity with the provisions of a constitution questioned the constitutionality of the income tax

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