- not constitutional; unauthorized by or inconsistent with the constitution, as of a country.
Origin of unconstitutional
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Examples from the Web for unconstitutional
The legal question is whether this constitutes an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to a private entity.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again
October 17, 2014
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.
While the Court did not invalidate Section 5, it did rule Section 4(b) unconstitutional.Eric Cantor’s Last, Legacy-Burnishing Task: Update the VRA
June 16, 2014
These, he explained, are hallmarks of unconstitutional governmental action.Even Conservative Judges Can’t Deny the Constitutional Logic of Same-Sex Marriage
May 18, 2014
This conclusion is unconstitutional, as it was not adopted unanimously.
It was unconstitutional to return the money which they had borrowed and used!
Do gentlemen claim it is unconstitutional to amend the Constitution?
The first took the ground that the bill was unconstitutional.
The plaintiff in error is not less interested in the operation of this unconstitutional law than if it affected his property.
- at variance with or not permitted by a constitution
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Word Origin and History for unconstitutional
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