: not sufficiently inclusive : excluding something that should be included
specifically : not affecting others similarly situated with respect to the purpose of the law and especially in violation of equal protection
an underinclusive classification
all four ordinances are overbroad or underinclusive in substantial respects Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (1993)
compare overinclusive
underinclusiveness noun

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“Underinclusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/underinclusive. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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