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con·sti·tu·tion·al

 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nəl, -tyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a constitution: a constitutional amendment.
2. Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution: a law that was declared constitutional by the court; the constitutional right of free speech.
3. Established by or operating under a constitution: a constitutional government.
4. Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent: a constitutional inability to tell the truth.
5. Of or relating to one's physical makeup.
n.
A walk taken regularly for one's health.

con′sti·tu′tion·al·ly adv.

constitutional

(ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) denoting, characteristic of, or relating to a constitution
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) authorized by or subject to a constitution
3. of or inherent in the physical make-up or basic nature of a person or thing: a constitutional weakness.
4. beneficial to one's general physical wellbeing
n
a regular walk taken for the benefit of one's health
ˌconstiˈtutionally adv

con•sti•tu•tion•al

(ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the constitution of a state, organization, etc.
2. subject to the provisions of such a constitution: a constitutional monarchy.
3. provided by, in accordance with, or not prohibited by such a constitution: the constitutional powers of the president; a constitutional law.
4. belonging to or inherent in the character or makeup of a person's body or mind: a constitutional weakness for sweets.
5. pertaining to the constitution or composition of a thing; essential.
6. beneficial to one's constitution; healthful: constitutional exercise.
n.
7. a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one's health.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constitutional - a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
Adj.1.constitutional - of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup; "constitutional walk"
2.constitutional - sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government; "the constitutional right of free speech"; "constitutional government"; "constitutional guarantees"
unconstitutional - not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
3.constitutional - existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
4.constitutional - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"

constitutional

adjective
1. legitimate, official, legal, chartered, statutory, vested We have a constitutional right to demonstrate.
noun
1. walk, stroll, turn, airing I met him as he was taking his daily constitutional.

constitutional

adjective
1. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
2. Constituting or forming part of the essence of something:
noun
A usually brief and regular journey on foot, especially for exercise:
Translations
دُستوري، مُتَعَلِّق بِتَركيب الجِسم
ústavní
grundlovs-konstitutionel
alkotmányos
samkvæmur stjórnarskrá
ústavný
anayasal

constitutional

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl]
A. ADJconstitucional
B. Npaseo m
C. CPD constitutional monarchy Nmonarquía f constitucional
constitutional reform Nreforma f constitucional
constitutional law Nderecho m político

constitutional

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl] adjconstitutionnel(le)

constitutional

adj
(Pol) reform, crisis, theoryVerfassungs-; monarchy, monarchkonstitutionell; government, actionverfassungsmäßig; constitutional lawVerfassungsrecht nt; constitutional changeVerfassungsänderung f; it’s not constitutionaldas ist verfassungswidrig
(Med) → konstitutionell (spec), → körperlich bedingt; (fig) dislike etcnaturgegeben or -bedingt
n (hum inf)Spaziergang m; to go for a/one’s constitutionaleinen/seinen Spaziergang machen

constitutional

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl] adjcostituzionale

constitute

(ˈkonstitjuːt) verb
to form; to make up; to be. Nuclear waste constitutes a serious danger.
ˌconstiˈtution noun
1. a set of rules governing an organization; the supreme laws and rights of a country's people etc. the constitution of the country.
2. physical characteristics, health etc. He has a strong constitution.
ˌconstiˈtutional adjective
legal according to a given constitution. The proposed change would not be constitutional.
ˌconstiˈtutionally adverb
References in classic literature ?
His periods of reserve were not constitutional, but the result of moods.
The permanent constitutional condition of the manufactured man, thought Ahab, is sordidness.
But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.
So spoke this poor, heathenish Kentuckian, who had not been instructed in his constitutional relations, and consequently was betrayed into acting in a sort of Christianized manner, which, if he had been better situated and more enlightened, he would not have been left to do.
He had pictured a distinct and perfectly rational and feasible improvement upon constitutional monarchy, but he was too feather-headed to know it, or care anything about it, either.
and THAT other, a man who had suffered no less than herself under the event of a former attachment, whom, two years before, she had considered too old to be married,--and who still sought the constitutional safeguard of a flannel waistcoat!
Her doubt was confirmed as a certainty; and the result, which might be expected to take place toward the end of the summer, was, at her age and with her constitutional peculiarities, a subject for serious future anxiety, to say the least of it.
Perhaps this was an agreeable excitement to the donkey-boys; or perhaps the more sagacious of the donkeys, understanding how the case stood, delighted with constitutional obstinacy in coming that way.
At other times, I thought, What if the young man who was with so much difficulty restrained from imbruing his hands in me, should yield to a constitutional impatience, or should mistake the time, and should think himself accredited to my heart and liver to-night, instead of to-morrow
What private man in England is worse off than the constitutional monarch?
Yet, with all this scope of precedent, I now enter upon the same task for the brief Constitutional term of four years under great and peculiar difficulty.
So long as the separate organization of the members be not abolished; so long as it exists, by a constitutional necessity, for local purposes; though it should be in perfect subordination to the general authority of the union, it would still be, in fact and in theory, an association of states, or a confederacy.
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