I. adjective Date: 1682 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 II. noun Date: 1829 a walk taken for one's health

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constitutional — con·sti·tu·tion·al adj 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 dealin …   Law dictionary

  • constituţional — CONSTITUŢIONÁL, Ă, constituţionali, e, adj. În conformitate cu constituţia (2) unui stat, prevăzut în constituţie, bazat pe constituţie. ♢ Comisie constituţională = comisie însărcinată cu elaborarea (elabora) textului unei constituţii şi cu… …   Dicționar Român

  • constitutional — con‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al [ˌkɒnstˈtjuːʆnəl ǁ ˌkɑːnstˈtuː ] adjective LAW 1. relating to the constitution: • constitutional reform 2. allowed by the constitution: • The court will decide whether his actions are constitutional. * * * constitutional UK… …   Financial and business terms

  • constitutional — (adj.) 1680s, pertaining to a person s (physical or mental) constitution, from CONSTITUTION (Cf. constitution) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Meaning beneficial to bodily constitution is from 1750 as a noun, a constitutional walk, recorded from 1829,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • constitutional — [adj1] inherent built in, congenital, deep seated, essential, inborn, inbred, ingrained, innate, intrinsic, natural, organic, vital; concept 549 Ant. contracted, learned constitutional [adj2] provided for by law approved, chartered, democratic,… …   New thesaurus

  • constitutional — [kän΄stə to͞o′shə nəl, kän΄stətyo͞o′shə nəl] adj. 1. of or in the constitution of a person or thing; basic; essential 2. for improving a person s constitution; good for one s health 3. of, in, authorized by, subject to, dependent on, dealing with …   English World dictionary

  • Constitutional — Con sti*tu tion*al, n. A walk or other exercise taken for one s health or constitution. [Colloq.] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The men trudged diurnal constitutionals along the different roads. Compton Reade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Constitutional — (engl., spr. konßtĭtjūschĕnĕl), Spaziergang, gesundheitfördernde Körperbewegung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • constitutional — adj *inherent, intrinsic, essential, ingrained Analogous words: congenital, *innate, inborn: *native: natural, normal (see REGULAR): *characteristic, individual, peculiar Antonyms: advenient Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 adverb …   English terms dictionary

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