strike down

verb

Definition of strike down

: 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

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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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