Definition of constitutional in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkänstəˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n(ə)l/


1Relating to an established set of principles governing a state: a constitutional amendment
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  • It is a fundamental constitutional principle, deeply entrenched within our system.
  • The minority denounced the stay as a violation of both constitutional procedures and democratic principles.
  • It is a constitutional document, and constitutional documents and principles are always the subject of debate.
1.1In accordance with or allowed by an established set of principles governing a state: a constitutional monarchy
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  • In June 1960 a group of princes signed a memorandum calling for a constitutional monarchy.
  • Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy.
  • The Deputy Prime Minister said today that he believes in supporting the constitutional monarchy.
legal, lawful, legitimate, authorized, permitted;
sanctioned, ratified, warranted, constituted, statutory, chartered, vested, official;
by law
2Relating to someone’s physical or mental condition: a constitutional weakness
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  • We are all looking for happiness, as that is the constitutional nature of the soul.
  • Intermittent claudication became a sign of inherent constitutional weakness, so that it was also to be found as a sign for the male hysteric.
  • That case, I believe, presents the risk of constitutional depression, which debilitating condition can and must be avoided.
inherent, intrinsic, innate, fundamental, essential, organic;
congenital, inborn, inbred


A walk, typically one taken regularly to maintain or restore good health.
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  • I took one of my regular constitutionals tonight.
  • I need to be in prime shape for my wedding day, and chances are my daily constitutionals in the park are no longer going to cut it.
  • I guess by the time she's my age I'll be content with exertion no more strenuous than a nightly constitutional.

Words that rhyme with constitutional

evolutional, institutional, substitutional

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Syllabification: con·sti·tu·tion·al

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