Constitutional law
Constitutional Con`sti*tu"tion*al (k[o^]n`st[ict]*t[=u]"sh[u^]n*al), a. [Cf. F. constitutionnel.] 1. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind; as, a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or dullness. [1913 Webster]

2. In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of a state or a society; as, constitutional reforms. [1913 Webster]

3. Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution; as, constitutional government; constitutional rights. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

4. Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government; as, a constitutional risis. [1913 Webster]

The anient constitutional traditions of the state. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. For the benefit or one's constitution or health; as, a constitutional walk. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Constitutional law}, law that relates to the constitution, as a permanent system of political and juridical government, as distinguished from statutory and common law, which relate to matters subordinate to such constitution. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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