Definition of constitutional in English:

constitutional

Line breaks: con|sti|tu¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /kɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)l
 
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adjective

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 a constitution: 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.
Synonyms
legal, lawful, legitimate, licit, authorized, permitted, permissible; sanctioned, ratified, codified, warranted, constituted, statutory, chartered, vested, official; in accordance with the constitution, within the law, by law
2Relating to someone’s nature or physical 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.
Synonyms
inherent, inbred, intrinsic, innate, structural, fundamental, essential; congenital, organic, inborn, ingrained, deep-rooted, built-in

noun

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A walk taken regularly to maintain or restore good health: she went out for a constitutional
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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.
Synonyms
walk, stroll, saunter, turn, wander, amble, breather, airing, ramble, hike; promenade; North Americanpaseo; Italianpasseggiata
informal mosey, tootle
British informal pootle

Derivatives

constitutionality

Pronunciation: /-ˈnalɪti/
noun
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  • Here they are being directed to enforce a law of dubious validity and constitutionality.
  • The Justice Department has the responsibility to defend the constitutionality of all federal laws in the courts.
  • Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of school vouchers, the next fight will be over how these programs are run.

constitutionally

adverb
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  • Even after undergoing a series of amendments, the office of the president remains constitutionally powerful.
  • They're constitutionally entrenched guarantees of certain rights that are enforceable in the courts.
  • It may be good or bad policy, but it's entirely constitutionally permissible.

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