Definition of unconstitutional in English:

unconstitutional

Line breaks: un|con¦sti|tu¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)l
 
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adjective

Not in accordance with the political constitution or with procedural rules: they do not countenance unconstitutional action by the police the Act would be declared unconstitutional in the courts
More example sentences
  • The law was later ruled unconstitutional by the Florida state Supreme Court.
  • It led to the US supreme court ruling that the segregation of buses was unconstitutional.
  • First of all, the first declaration that you claim is that a certain High Court Rule is unconstitutional.

Derivatives

unconstitutionality

Pronunciation: /-ˈnalɪti/
noun
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  • Watkins is wrong about the unconstitutionality of the Federalists' sedition act because he uncritically adopts Madison and Jefferson's 1798 reading of the First Amendment.
  • Although five justices made up the majority that declared the death penalty to be ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment, they did not agree on the basis of their holding of unconstitutionality.
  • For example, one might provide for group action, whereby associations of, say, homeless people, would be able to challenge government housing policies on grounds of unconstitutionality.

unconstitutionally

adverb
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  • In yet another egregious political machination, however, Fujimori supporters in congress unconstitutionally thwarted this popular initiative on a dubious technicality.
  • The White House claims the Congressional agency is overstepping its bounds and unconstitutionally interfering with the functioning of the executive branch.
  • The second defect was that the language of the act was unconstitutionally vague, and could make illegal much more commonly employed types of second trimester abortions.

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