constitutionally

adverb con·sti·tu·tion·al·ly \ ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-shnə-lē , -ˈtyü- , -shə-nə-lē \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of constitutionally

1 a : in accordance with one's constitution
  • constitutionally unable to grasp subtleties
b : in structure, composition, or constitution
  • despite repeated heatings the material remained constitutionally the same
2 : in accordance with a political constitution
  • was not constitutionally eligible to fill the office

Examples of constitutionally in a Sentence

  1. I'm afraid that I'm constitutionally incapable of carrying a tune.

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First Known Use of constitutionally

1742

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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