3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 6/e$70.00 – $112.00
The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of legislation enacted by the people’s elected representatives. It is a consequence of having a written constitution that is the supreme law of the land.
Constitutional Law, 5/e$75.00 – $120.00
The review by the courts of the legal validity of actions taken by the state.
Technically, the subjection of a decision or action to judicial scrutiny but commonly also used to refer to the actual setting aside or quashing of that decision or action.