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Etymology [ edit ]
+ constitution -al ( suffix meaning ‘of or pertaining to’ forming adjectives ).  Constitution is derived from Middle English , constitucioun constitucion ( “ edict, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, statute; body of laws or rules, or customs; body of fundamental principles; principle or rule (of science); creation ” ) from  Old French (modern constitucion French ), a constitution learned borrowing from Latin , cōnstitūtiō cōnstitūtiōnem ( “ character, constitution, disposition, nature; definition; point in dispute; order, regulation; arrangement, system ” ), from cōnstituō ( “ to establish, set up; to confirm; to decide, resolve ” ) (from con- ( prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects ) + statuō ( “ to set up, station; to establish; to determine, fix ” ) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- ( “ to stand (up) ” ))) + -tiō ( suffix forming nouns relating to actions or the results of actions ), -tiōnem ( accusative singular of -tiō ).
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Adjective [ edit ]
constitutional ( comparative , more constitutional superlative )
Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution or structure of one's body or mind.
a constitutional infirmity constitutional ardour or dullness For the
benefit of one's constitution or health.
a constitutional walk Relating to the constitution or
composition of something; essential, fundamental. ( law )
Relating to a
legal or political constitution ( “ the basic law of a nation or institution; the formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institution ” ).
a constitutional right constitutional reforms
Brexit has rocked the foundations of the nation and plunged everyone into a state of heightened constitutional anxiety. Some are already speculating that a constitutional crisis is brewing. In
compliance with or valid under a legal or political constitution.
Antonyms: , anticonstitutional , nonconstitutional unconstitutional The Supreme Court ruled against the applicant and found the statute constitutional. ( also politics ) Of a monarch: having a purely ceremonial role, or possessing powers limited by a constitution rather than plenary or unlimited powers.
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Translations [ edit ]
belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution or structure of one's body or mind
for the benefit of one's constitution or health
relating to a legal or political constitution
in compliance with or valid under a legal or political constitution
of a monarch: having a purely ceremonial role, or possessing powers limited by a constitution rather than plenary or unlimited powers
constitutional ( plural )
A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.
2018 December 12, Charles Bramesco, “A Spoonful of Nostalgia Helps the Calculated Go Down”, in Mary Poppins Returns The A.V. Club , archived from  the original on 24 May 2019: Moments of potential transcendence, such as an afternoon constitutional through an expressionistic wonderland recalling the Fuji Velvia vividness of , ring false in light of this project's mercenary origins. What Dreams May Come
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walk taken regularly for good health and wellbeing
References [ edit ]
adj. and n.”, in OED Online , Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1893; “ constitutional, ”, in adj. and n. , Lexico Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
constitūciǒun, ”, in n. , Ann Arbor, Mich.: MED Online University of Michigan, 2007.
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