Overbreadth meaning

A term used to describe a statute that prohibits certain behavior, but in so doing also restricts or inhibits behavior that is constitutionally guaranteed. See also chilling effect.
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(US, law) The excessive broadness of a statute that, in proscribing unprotected speech, also proscribes protected speech.
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Origin of overbreadth

over- +"Ž breadth