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unconstitutional

[uhn-kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-]
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adjective
  1. not constitutional; unauthorized by or inconsistent with the constitution, as of a country.

Origin of unconstitutional

First recorded in 1735–45; un-1 + constitutional
Related formsun·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism, nounun·con·sti·tu·tion·al·i·ty, nounun·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ly, adverb
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unconstitutional

adjective
  1. at variance with or not permitted by a constitution
Derived Formsunconstitutionality, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconstitutionality

unconstitutional

adj.

1734, from un- (1) "not" + constitutional.

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