Meaning of constitutional

con•sti•tu•tion•al

Pronunciation: (kon"sti-t'shu-nl, -ty'-), [key]
— 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.
  1. a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one's health.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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