Constitutional Supremacy Law and Legal Definition

Constitutional supremacy refers to the system of government in which the law-making freedom of parliamentary supremacy cedes to the requirements of a Constitution. Parliamentary supremacy is a peremptory rule of constitutional law, that legislative assemblies can make or repeal laws at their own will, supreme over the dictates of the judicial branch, and subject to the stated jurisdiction of the legislative assembly, if any. However, some jurisdictions, especially Canada have placed limits on the Parliamentary supremacy of legislative assemblies within their territory by enacting a paramount law.