constitutional tort

Definition of "constitutional tort"
  1. A breach of an individual's constitutional rights committed by a public official
How to use "constitutional tort" in a sentence
  1. She filed a case alleging a constitutional tort when her freedom of speech was impeded by a government officer.
  2. The city's mayor is under investigation for a possible constitutional tort against a local resident.
  3. Due to the allegations of a constitutional tort, the county clerk was suspended from duty.

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