verb[with object] North American
Make subject to the provisions of a country’s constitution: divorce is not constitutionalized
More example sentences
- Is, therefore, this aspect of the common law to be constitutionalised beyond the reach of Parliament to alter in any respect?
- They overturn laws passed by legislators, constitutionalize rights not enumerated in the Constitution, even determine the outcome of a presidential election.
- The only real hope of heading off the judicial drive to constitutionalize homosexual marriage is in the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution.
Definition of constitutionalize in:
- The US English dictionary