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unconstitutional

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

adjective

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


unconstitutional

/ ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl /

adjective

  1. at variance with or not permitted by a constitution


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Derived Forms

  • ˌunconstiˌtutionˈality, noun
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Other Words From

  • uncon·sti·tution·al·ism noun
  • uncon·sti·tution·ali·ty noun
  • uncon·sti·tution·al·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of unconstitutional1

First recorded in 1735–45; un- 1 + constitutional
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Example Sentences

A federal judge in 2014 ruled both the amendment and a previous 1975 statute banning marriage for same-sex couples were unconstitutional, yet both have remained on the books.

All but a few, however, have been Democrats, as GOP leaders have gone to court to challenge the proxy-voting procedure as unconstitutional.

A federal appeals court in November ruled bans on conversion therapy for minors in the Florida cities of Boca Raton and Palm Beach are unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

That’s true for seditious language violations, an unconstitutional law Voice of San Diego uncovered and City Council subsequently wiped from the books.

“I would not leave in place yet another potentially unconstitutional decree, even for the next few weeks,” Gorsuch wrote.

Late in 1956, a federal ruling, Browder v. Gayle, declared segregated buses unconstitutional.

The legal question is whether this constitutes an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to a private entity.

This was the twenty-ninth consecutive judicial decision in the past 12 months holding that such are laws unconstitutional.

Twenty-nine consecutive judicial decisions in the past year have held bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional.

First, laws that treat people differently from one another without a rational justification are unconstitutional.

It was thought with good reason to be unconstitutional, which would make its application difficult, if not impossible.

Mr. O'Connell denounced the address as "bloody, brutal, and unconstitutional."

And it was not, nor indeed could it be, carried out except by adopting means which were unconstitutional and disastrous.

He opposed the committee as unconstitutional, and called upon the Assembly to reject the motion.

Nevertheless the king's unconstitutional move was successful; the lords rejected the bill.

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