strike down

verb

Definition of strike down

transitive verb
: annul, nullify
  • the board struck down the appointment
; especially : to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable
  • the Supreme Court struck down the law

Examples of strike down in a Sentence

  1. a law that was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court as unconstitutional

First Known Use of strike down

1779


Law Dictionary

strike down

transitive verb

legal Definition of strike down

: annul, nullify
  • the trustee…can strike down transfers
  • —J. J. White and R. S. Summers
; especially : to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable
  • the court struck down death penalty provisions
  • —L. H. Tribe


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