- the quality of being constitutional.
- accordance with the constitution of a country, state, etc.
Origin of constitutionality
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Examples from the Web for constitutionality
For a third time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of searching a person without probable cause.Are We Addicted to Drug Testing?
May 27, 2014
“The last thing that Congress does is look at the constitutionality,” he said.Lobbyist Has An Indecent Proposal for Gays in the NFL
February 25, 2014
These are the same court watchers, after all, who ended up surprised by the decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare.McCutcheon v. FEC: Big Money Fights Back at the Supreme Court
October 9, 2013
In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the court avoided any ruling on the constitutionality of state marriage bans.Still Two Americas for Same-Sex Couples
June 27, 2013
The court would not be required to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans generally.Adam Winkler: The High Court’s Coming Land Mines
September 30, 2012
Twenty of these involved the constitutionality of an act of Congress.The Spirit of American Government
J. Allen Smith
Mr. Blodgett of Franklin said he had no doubt of the constitutionality of the bill.
The only question that arose was as to its constitutionality.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.
Benson J. Lossing
On the constitutionality of the declaration I have no manner of doubt.
The constitutionality of the proposition had been drawn into question.
- the quality or state of being in accord with a constitution
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Word Origin and History for constitutionality
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