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un·con·sti·tu·tion·al

 (ŭn′kŏn-stĭ-to͞o′shə-nəl, -tyo͞o′-)
adj.
In violation of the requirements of the constitution of a nation or state.

un′con·sti·tu′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
un′con·sti·tu′tion·al·ly adv.

unconstitutional

(ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) at variance with or not permitted by a constitution
ˌunconstiˌtutionˈality n

un•con•sti•tu•tion•al

(ˌʌn kɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-)

adj.
not constitutional; unauthorized by or inconsistent with a constitution, esp. the U.S. Constitution.
[1735–45]
un`con•sti•tu′tion•al•ly, adv.
un`con•sti•tu`tion•al′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unconstitutional - not consistent with or according to a constitutionunconstitutional - not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
constitutional - sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government; "the constitutional right of free speech"; "constitutional government"; "constitutional guarantees"
Translations

unconstitutional

[ˈʌnˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl] ADJinconstitucional, anticonstitucional

unconstitutional

[ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl] adjanticonstitutionnel(le)

unconstitutional

[ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl] adj (frm) → anticostituzionale
References in classic literature ?
The third time the graduated income tax was declared unconstitutional was a gouge.
Chitling added, with strong marks of irritation, that the new way of fumigating clothes up yonder was infernal unconstitutional, for it burnt holes in them, and there was no remedy against the County.
'This is even more unconstitutional,' said the magistrate; 'this is even a greater breach of the peace, and a grosser infringement of his Majesty's prerogative.
'What's a magistrate in this case, but an impertinent, unnecessary, unconstitutional sort of interference?
And while I do not choose now to specify particular acts of Congress as proper to be enforced, I do suggest that it will be much safer for all, both in official and private stations, to conform to and abide by all those acts which stand unrepealed, than to violate any of them, trusting to find impunity in having them held to be unConstitutional.
Antiquarians concede that such a personage as Hercules did exist in ancient times and agree that he was an enterprising and energetic man, but decline to believe him a good, bona- fide god, because that would be unconstitutional.
Twice we have passed a national income tax, and each time the supreme court smashed it as unconstitutional. The courts are in the hands of the trusts.
That is unconstitutional. The Constitution especially states that the militia cannot be sent out of the country."
I'm sure it MUST be unconstitutional for a president to remove your father's deposits.
The truth is, that this ultimate redress may be more confided in against unconstitutional acts of the federal than of the State legislatures, for this plain reason, that as every such act of the former will be an invasion of the rights of the latter, these will be ever ready to mark the innovation, to sound the alarm to the people, and to exert their local influence in effecting a change of federal representatives.
But if the execution of the laws of the national government should not require the intervention of the State legislatures, if they were to pass into immediate operation upon the citizens themselves, the particular governments could not interrupt their progress without an open and violent exertion of an unconstitutional power.
'In the absence of explicit provision, the use of savings is deemed unconstitutional without authorization from the Department of Budget Management, more so, the unexpended balance could mean uncompleted, discontinued or abandoned works, activities/projects for which funds have already been appropriated,' the audit report said.