Definitions of "overbreadth"
  1. The state where something, typically a legal rule or regulation, is excessively broad or generic
  2. A principle in constitutional law where a regulation may be ruled unconstitutional if it significantly restrains or threatens protected activities like free speech, and if it cannot be precisely or effectively removed
How to use "overbreadth" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney argued that the charges were an example of overbreadth and therefore violated her client's constitutional rights.
  2. When the city's new zoning regulations were challenged, they were found to exhibit overbreadth, as their overly broad nature infringed upon certain protected activities of its residents.
  3. The law was criticized for its overbreadth, as it was so broadly written that it curtailed not just harmful actions, but also infringed on legitimate and protected behaviours.

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