constitutional love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a constitution.
  • adjective Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution.
  • adjective Established by or operating under a constitution.
  • adjective Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent.
  • adjective Of or relating to one's physical makeup.
  • noun A walk taken regularly for one's health.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or inherent in the constitution (of a person or thing); springing from or due to the constitution or composition: as, a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or apathy.
  • Beneficial to, or designed to benefit, the physical constitution: as, a constitutional walk.
  • Forming a part of, authorized by, or consistent with the constitution or fundamental organic law of a nation or state.
  • Having the power of, or existing by virtue of and subject to, a constitution or fundamental organic law: as, a constitutional government.
  • Relating to, concerned with, or arising from a constitution.
  • A body of delegates meeting under authority of Congress to frame a constitution of government for a new State; or such a body convened by a State legislature, in the prescribed manner. to revise the existing constitution of the State.
  • noun [Short for constitutional walk or exercise. See I., 2.] Exercise by walking, for the benefit of health.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A walk or other exercise taken for one's health or constitution.
  • adjective Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind.
  • adjective In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of a state or a society.
  • adjective Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution.
  • adjective Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government.
  • adjective colloq. For the benefit or one's constitution or health.
  • adjective law that relates to the constitution, as a permanent system of political and juridical government, as distinguished from statutory and common law, which relate to matters subordinate to such constitution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to the constitution
  • adjective Conforming to the constitution.
  • noun A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  • adjective of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
  • adjective constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
  • adjective sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  • noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise


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  • BLITZER: Al Gore's running mate, Joe Lieberman, said the action by Florida's legislature would encourage other states to follow the same path if an opposition candidate won in those states and threatens to put the nation into what he described as a constitutional crisis.

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