con·sti·tu·tion·al adj
1: consistent with or authorized by the constitution of a state or society
2: regulated by, dependent on, or ruling according to a constitution
a constitutional monarchy
3: of, relating to, or dealing with a constitution or its interpretation, formulation, or amendment
a constitutional convention
constitutional lawyers
con·sti·tu·tion·al·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index fundamental, hereditary, innate, lawful, legal, legitimate (rightful), licit, organic, permissible, rightful, salutary, valid

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

According to principles defined in the Constitution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

That which is consistent with or dependent upon the fundamental law that defines and establishes government in society and basic principles to which society is to conform.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

That which is consistent with or dependent upon the fundamental law that defines and establishes government in society and basic principles to which society is to conform.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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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

  • 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

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  • 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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