constitutionality
noun Date: 1787 the quality or state of being constitutional; especially accordance with the provisions of a constitution <
questioned the constitutionality of the law
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  • constitutionality — con·sti·tu·tion·al·i·ty /ˌkän stə ˌtü shə na lə tē, ˌtyü / n: the quality or state of being constitutional; esp: conformity with the provisions of a constitution questioned the constitutionality of the income tax Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • Constitutionality — Con sti*tu tion*al i*ty, n.; pl. {ties}. [Cf. F. constitutionalit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being constitutional, or inherent in the natural frame. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being consistent with the constitution or frame of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Constitutionality — is the condition of acting in accordance with an applicable constitution.[1] Acts that are not in accordance with the rules laid down in the constitution are deemed to be ultra vires. References ^ Webster On Line See also ultra vires Company law …   Wikipedia

  • constitutionality — 1787, quality of being in accord with a constitution, from CONSTITUTIONAL (Cf. constitutional) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • constitutionality — [kän΄stə to͞o΄shə nal′ə tē, kän΄stətyo͞o΄shə nal′ə tē] n. the quality or condition of being constitutional; esp., accordance with a constitution of a nation …   English World dictionary

  • constitutionality — n. to challenge, question; establish the constitutionality (of a law) * * * [ˌkɒnstɪ(ˌ)tjuːʃə nælɪtɪ] question establish the constitutionality (of a law) to challenge …   Combinatory dictionary

  • constitutionality — [[t]kɒ̱nstɪtjuːʃənæ̱lɪti, AM tuː [/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu the N of n In a particular political system, the constitutionality of a law or action is the fact that it is allowed by the constitution. [FORMAL] They plan to challenge the constitutionality… …   English dictionary

  • constitutionality — con|sti|tu|tion|al|i|ty [ˌkɔnstıtju:ʃəˈnælıti US ˌka:nstıtu: ] n [U] the quality of being acceptable according to a constitution ▪ A decision on the proposal s constitutionality still has to be made …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • constitutionality — noun (U) the quality of being acceptable according to the constitution: The senator questioned the constitutionality of the proposed law …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • constitutionality — constitutional ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or in accordance with a constitution. 2) relating to a person s physical or mental state. ► NOUN dated ▪ a walk taken regularly to maintain good health. DERIVATIVES constitutionality noun constitutionally …   English terms dictionary

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