unconstitutional

adjective un·con·sti·tu·tion·al \ ˌən-ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-shnəl , -ˈtyü- , -shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of unconstitutional

:not according or consistent with the constitution of a body politic (such as a nation)
  • an unconstitutional infringement on rights

unconstitutionality

play \ˌən-ˌkän(t)-stə-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -ˌtyü-\ noun

unconstitutionally

adverb

Examples of unconstitutional in a Sentence

  1. an unconstitutional infringement of rights

  2. The law may be unconstitutional.

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First Known Use of unconstitutional

1734


UNCONSTITUTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

unconstitutional

adjective

Definition of unconstitutional for English Language Learners

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


UNCONSTITUTIONAL Defined for Kids

unconstitutional

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

Definition of unconstitutional for Students

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

Law Dictionary

unconstitutional

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

legal Definition of unconstitutional

:contrary to or failing to comply with a constitution; especially :violative of a person's rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution
  • an unconstitutional search and seizure

unconstitutionality

play \-ˌtü-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -ˌtyü-\ noun

unconstitutionally

adverb


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