constitutionality

[ kon-sti-too-shuh-nal-i-tee, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌkɒn stɪˌtu ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti, -ˌtyu- /

noun

the quality of being constitutional.
accordance with the constitution of a country, state, etc.

Nearby words

  1. constitutional strike,
  2. constitutional symptom,
  3. constitutional union party,
  4. constitutionalism,
  5. constitutionalist,
  6. constitutionalize,
  7. constitutionally,
  8. constitutive,
  9. constr.,
  10. constrain

Origin of constitutionality

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; constitutional + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for constitutionality

constitutionality

/ (ˌkɒnstɪˌtjuːʃəˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality or state of being in accord with a constitution
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Word Origin and History for constitutionality

constitutionality

n.

1787, "quality of being in accord with a constitution," from constitutional (adj.) + -ity.

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