Constitutionally
Constitutionally Con`sti*tu"tion*al*ly, adv. 1. In accordance with the constitution or natural disposition of the mind or body; naturally; as, he was constitutionally timid. [1913 Webster]

The English were constitutionally humane. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. In accordance with the constitution or fundamental law; legally; as, he was not constitutionally appointed. [1913 Webster]

Nothing would indue them to acknowledge that [such] an assembly . . . was constitutionally a Parliament. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • constitutionally — [kän΄stə to͞o′shən əl ē, kän′stətyo͞o′shən əl ē] adv. 1. in composition or physique [constitutionally frail] 2. by nature or temperament [constitutionally incapable of lying] 3. in accordance with the (or a) constitution …   English World dictionary

  • constitutionally — adverb Date: 1742 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constitutionally — /kon sti tooh sheuh nl ee, tyooh /, adv. 1. in respect to physical makeup: He is constitutionally fitted for heavy labor. 2. in respect to mental or emotional makeup: constitutionally unable to speak before an audience. 3. with respect to a… …   Universalium

  • constitutionally — con|sti|tu|tion|al|ly [ ,kanstı tjuʃnəli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that is allowed by the CONSTITUTION of a particular country or organization: the constitutionally protected right of free speech 2. ) in a way that is related to your general… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • constitutionally — UK [ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)nəlɪ] / US [ˌkɑnstɪˈtjuʃ(ə)nəlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that is allowed by the constitution of a particular country or organization the constitutionally protected right of free speech 2) a) in a way that is related to your general …   English dictionary

  • constitutionally — adv. Constitutionally is used with these adjectives: ↑dubious, ↑incapable, ↑permissible, ↑suspect, ↑unable Constitutionally is used with these verbs: ↑guarantee, ↑prohibit …   Collocations dictionary

  • constitutionally — adverb 1 in a way that obeys the rules of a country: The government must always act constitutionally. 2 in a way that is related to someone s character or health and physical ability …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • constitutionally — con•sti•tu•tion•al•ly [[t]ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl i, ˈtyu [/t]] adv. 1) in respect to physical makeup 2) in respect to mental or emotional makeup: constitutionally shy[/ex] 3) with respect to a constitution • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • constitutionally — constitutional ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or in accordance with a constitution. 2) relating to a person s physical or mental state. ► NOUN dated ▪ a walk taken regularly to maintain good health. DERIVATIVES constitutionality noun constitutionally …   English terms dictionary

  • constitutionally — adverb according to the constitution this was constitutionally ruled out • Ant: ↑unconstitutionally • Derived from adjective: ↑constitutional …   Useful english dictionary

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