con|sti|tu|tion|al


con|sti|tu|tion|al
con|sti|tu|tion|al «KON stuh TOO shuh nuhl, -TYOO-», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. of or in the constitution of a person or thing; essential: »

A constitutional weakness makes him catch a cold easily.

SYNONYM(S): inherent, basic.
2. a) of or according to the constitution of a nation, state, or group: »

a citizen's constitutional rights. Slavery was abolished by a constitutional amendment in 1865. The Supreme Court must decide whether this law is constitutional.

b) having the power of, or existing by virtue of and subject to, a constitution: »

We have constitutional governments in the United States.

3. adhering to or supporting a constitution: »

a constitutional party.

4. for one's health: »

constitutional exercise, a constitutional walk.

–n.
a walk taken for the health: »

After Sunday dinner Grandfather always takes his constitutional.


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  • con|sti|tu|tion|al|i|ty — «KON stuh TOO shuh NAL uh tee, TYOO », noun. accordance with the constitution of a nation, state, or group; being constitutional: »The constitutionality of freedom of speech has been upheld in the courts many times …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|sti|tu|tion|al|ly — «KON stuh TOO shuh nuh lee, TYOO », adverb. 1. in or by constitution; naturally: »The fat boy is constitutionally unable to run fast. 2. according to a constitution: »an action constitutionally illegal …   Useful english dictionary

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  • con·sti·tu·tion·al·i·ty — /ˌkɑːnstəˌtuːʃəˈnæləti, Brit ˌkɒnstəˌtjuːʃəˈnæləti/ noun [noncount] : the state of being allowed by or in agreement with a constitution : the state of being constitutional He questions the constitutionality of the proposed law …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´sti|tu´tion|al|ist — con|sti|tu|tion|al|ism «KON stuh TOO shuh nuh LIHZ uhm, TYOO », noun. 1. the principles of constitutional government. 2. adherence to these principles. 3. a constitutional system of government. –con´sti|tu´tion|al|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|sti|tu|tion|al|ism — «KON stuh TOO shuh nuh LIHZ uhm, TYOO », noun. 1. the principles of constitutional government. 2. adherence to these principles. 3. a constitutional system of government. –con´sti|tu´tion|al|ist, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|sti|tu|tion|al|ize — «KON stuh TOO shuh nuh lyz, TYOO », transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to make constitutional: »He was opposed to factions or formal groupings which would inevitably constitutionalize and impose their own majority rules (London Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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