CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

constitutional law.

1. The body of law deriving from the U.S. Constitution and dealing primarily with govern-mental powers, civil rights, and civil liberties.

2. The body of legal rules that determine the constitution of a state or country with an unwritten constitution. Cf. STATUTORY LAW; COMMON LAW .

3. The field of law dealing with aspects of constitutional provisions, such as restrictions on government powers and guarantees of rights.


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