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Overbroad

overbroad adj

: not sufficiently restricted to a specific subject or purpose [an search]
;esp
: characterized by a prohibition or chilling effect on constitutionally protected conduct [an statute] compare vague



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.