- not constitutional; unauthorized by or inconsistent with the constitution, as of a country.
Origin of unconstitutional
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Examples from the Web for unconstitutionality
The unconstitutionality of this act was as palpable as its folly.
Is the unconstitutionality of these laws of that description?
But the unconstitutionality of Assumption was the main objection.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
I might occupy your time in exposing the unconstitutionality of this Act.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20)
To all the other objections to the measure in his mind was added that of unconstitutionality.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1
- at variance with or not permitted by a constitution
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Word Origin and History for unconstitutionality
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