strike down

transitive verb

Definition of strike down

  1. :  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>

1779

First Known Use of strike down

1779


Law Dictionary

strike down

transitive verb

Legal Definition of strike down

  1. :  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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