unconstitutionally

[ UK /ʌnkˌɒnstɪtjˈuːʃənə‍li/ ]
[ US /ˌənˌkɑnstəˈtuʃənəɫi, ˌənˌkɑnstəˈtuʃnəɫi/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in an unconstitutional manner
    the president acted unconstitutionally
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How To Use unconstitutionally In A Sentence

  • Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute -- "depriv [ing] another of the intangible right of honest services" -- declaring it unconstitutionally vague. Gary S. Chafetz: SUPREME COURT FINALLY GUTS HONEST-SERVICE FRAUD
  • The Maoists say they were "unconstitutionally" forced to resign seven months ago in a row with the president over the sacking of the army chief. Moneycontrol Top Headlines
  • And the FCC's indecency policy is virtually identical to the definition of indecency the court struck down as unconstitutionally vague in 1997 with respect to Internet content. Broadcast 'Indecency' on Trial
  • unconstitutionally" when he reversed the decision by the Prachanda-led government to fire the army chief. Analysis
  • Dick Cheney, for example, has taken this position and argued that the Impoundment Control Act unconstitutionally restricts executive power. The Conservative Assault on the Constitution
  • The culture department said ministers had 'not acted unconstitutionally'. The Sun
  • Plus the fact that hardened combat troops are now deployed on domestic soil. the National Guard has been unconstitutionally 'federalized' and place under command of Northcom via Homeland Security. A New Administration, Tired Old Policies
  • 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.
  • He concluded: ‘My clients were treated illegally and unconstitutionally.’
  • The traditional feelings of veneration which a loyal and obedient people feel for a line of monarchs, whose origin is lost in the mists of antiquity, are such that they have turned what is in effect an evergrowing struggle against the archaic principle of divine right into a contest with clan-leaders whom they assert are acting "unconstitutionally" whenever they choose to assert the undeniable principles of the Constitution. The Fight for the Republic in China
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