unconstitutional

[uhn-kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-]

adjective

not constitutional; unauthorized by or inconsistent with the constitution, as of a country.

Nearby words

  1. unconscionable,
  2. unconscious,
  3. unconsciousness,
  4. unconsecrated,
  5. unconsidered,
  6. unconstitutional strike,
  7. unconstrained,
  8. unconstraint,
  9. unconstructed,
  10. unconsummated

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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British Dictionary definitions for unconstitutional

unconstitutional

adjective

at variance with or not permitted by a constitution
Derived Formsunconstitutionality, noun

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Word Origin and History for unconstitutional

unconstitutional

adj.

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

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