- not authorized by or based on a constitution; beyond the provisions of a constitution.
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Examples from the Web for extra-constitutional
By creating an extra-constitutional authority, it would delegitimize Parliament, they say.Hunger Strike Inflames India
August 18, 2011
The whole affair, reasoning of course on the principles of the Vice-President, is extra-constitutional.Strictures on Nullification
Alexander Hill Everett
It has been censured as a resort to extra-constitutional measures, not for the sake of public safety, but as a party manuvre.Lord Randolph Churchill
Winston Spencer Churchill
Bold and extra-constitutional expedients necessarily grow out of the prevailing violence.
But the final strain was evaded by the adoption of the extra-constitutional expedient to which I refer.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
Now they do the same thing, rising against a provisional and extra-constitutional Government.The Economist