Entry from US English dictionary
Not based on or authorized by a political constitution: the dubious legality of extraconstitutional courts
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- Although the highest-level leaders may change, often by extraconstitutional means such as military coups, the sustained role of the bureaucracy has ensured a high degree of policy continuity.
- Besides putting pressure on journalists, the Bonds, Plame, and Rhode Island cases have one crucial element in common: Each is the direct result of the federal government's extraconstitutional prosecutorial power run totally amok.
- While liberals express outrage at the thought of amending Senate rules, he said, the practice of filibustering nominees ‘is at the very least extraconstitutional, perhaps unconstitutional.’
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