Meaning of unconstitutionality in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌnkɒnstɪtjuːʃ(ə)ˈnalɪti/


See unconstitutional

‘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.’
  • ‘Such judicial power has been interpreted to include the power to review and invalidate, based on unconstitutionality, both federal and state actions.’
  • ‘It is part of dealing procedurally, if one likes, on an interlocutory basis with the problem of unconstitutionality before it is known to be unconstitutional.’