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Definition of constitutional adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the constitution of a country or an organization constitutional government/reform a constitutional amendment
  2. 2allowed or limited by the constitution of a country or an organization They can't pass this law. It's not constitutional. constitutional rights a constitutional monarchy (= a country with a king or queen, whose power is controlled by a set of laws and basic principles) opposite unconstitutional
  3. 3[usually before noun] related to the body's ability to stay healthy, be strong, and fight illness constitutional remedies
  4.  constitutionally
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  5. NAmE//ˌkɑnstəˈtuʃənəli//
    , NAmE//ˌkɑnstəˈtuʃnəli//
    adverb constitutionally guaranteed rights He was much weakened constitutionally by the disease.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: constitutional