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Definition of Unconstitutional

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not constitutional, not authorized by the constitution, not in keeping with the constitution
Unconstitutional Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Not constitutional; not according to, or consistent with, the terms of a constitution of government; contrary to the constitution; as, an unconstitutional law, or act of an officer.
  
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unconstitutional
\un*con`sti*tu"tion*al\ (?), a. not constitutional; not according to, or consistent with, the terms of a constitution of government; contrary to the constitution; as, an unconstitutional law, or act of an officer. -- un*con`sti*tu"tion*al"i*ty (#), n. -- un*con`sti*tu"tion*al-ly (#), adv.
unconstitutional
adj : not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the u.s. constitution [ant: constitutional]


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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
(antonym) constitutional
Unconstitutional Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Constitutionality is the condition of acting in accordance with an applicable constitution; the status of a law, a procedure, or an act's accordance with the laws or guidelines set forth in the applicable constitution. When one of these (laws, procedures, or acts) directly violates the constitution it is unconstitutional. All the rest are considered constitutional until challenged and declared otherwise.

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Unconstitutional Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
That which is contrary to the Constitution.

When an act of the legislature is repugnant or contrary to the Constitution, it is, ipso facto, void.

The courts have the power, and it is their duty, when an act is unconstitutional, to declare it to be so; but this will not be done except in a clear case and, as an additional guard against error, the Supreme Court of the United States refuses to take up a case involving Constitutional questions, when the court is not full.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
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Law Dictionary
Conflicting with some provision of the constitution. Astatute found to be unconstitutional is considered void or as if it had neverbeen, and consequently all rights, contracts or duties that depend on it arevoid. Similarly, no one can be punished for having refused obedience to the lawonce it is found to be unconstitutional.