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

Definition of constitutional in English:

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
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
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
North American paseo;
informalmosey, tootle
British informalpootle

Words that rhyme with constitutional

evolutional, institutional, substitutional

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