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constitutional

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adjective con·sti·tu·tion·al \ ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl , -ˈtyü- \

Definition of constitutional

1 :relating to, inherent in, or affecting the constitution of body or mind
2 :of, relating to, or entering into the fundamental makeup of something :essential
3 :being in accordance with or authorized by the constitution of a state or society
  • a constitutional government
4 :regulated by or ruling according to a constitution
  • a constitutional monarchy
5 :of or relating to a constitution
  • a constitutional crisis
6 :loyal to or supporting an established constitution or form of government

Examples of constitutional in a Sentence

  1. the constitutional guarantee of free speech

  2. a constitutional right to vote

  3. Constitutional symptoms of the disease include headache and fever.

  4. He has a constitutional dislike of controversy.

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First Known Use of constitutional

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constitutional

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Definition of constitutional

:a walk taken for one's health

Examples of constitutional in a Sentence

  1. She's gone out for her morning constitutional.

  2. went for my evening constitutional in the park

Recent Examples of constitutional from the Web

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First Known Use of constitutional

1829



CONSTITUTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

constitutional

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Definition of constitutional for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the system of beliefs and laws that govern a country : of or relating to a constitution

  • : allowed by a country's constitution

  • : of or relating to the health and strength of a person's body


constitutional

noun

Definition of constitutional for English Language Learners

  • : a brief walk that you take to improve your health


CONSTITUTIONAL Defined for Kids

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constitutional

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adjective con·sti·tu·tion·al \ ˌkän-stə-ˈtü-shə-nᵊl , -ˈtyü- \

Definition of constitutional for Students

1 :having to do with a person's physical or mental makeup
2 :relating to or in agreement with a constitution (as of a nation)
  • constitutional rights

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constitutional

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Definition of constitutional for Students

:a walk taken to maintain health

Medical Dictionary

constitutional

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noun con·sti·tu·tion·al \ -shnəl, -shən-ᵊl \

medical Definition of constitutional

:a walk taken for one's health

Law Dictionary

constitutional

adjective con·sti·tu·tion·al

legal Definition of constitutional

1 :consistent with or authorized by the constitution of a state or society
  • constitutional rights
2 :regulated by, dependent on, or ruling according to a constitution
  • a constitutional monarchy
3 :of, relating to, or dealing with a constitution or its interpretation, formulation, or amendment
  • a constitutional convention
  • constitutional lawyers

constitutionally

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