from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a constitution: a constitutional amendment.
- adj. Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution: a law that was declared constitutional by the court; the constitutional right of free speech.
- adj. Established by or operating under a constitution: a constitutional government.
- adj. Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent: a constitutional inability to tell the truth.
- adj. Of or relating to one's physical makeup.
- n. A walk taken regularly for one's health.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to the constitution
- adj. Conforming to the constitution.
- n. A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind.
- adj. In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of a state or a society.
- adj. Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution.
- adj. Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government.
- adj. For the benefit or one's constitution or health.
- n. A walk or other exercise taken for one's health or constitution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- n. [Short for constitutional walk or exercise. See I., 2.] Exercise by walking, for the benefit of health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
- adj. of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
- adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
- adj. sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
- n. a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
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We know no more of a constitutional compact between sovereign powers, than we know of a _constitutional_ indenture of copartnership, a _constitutional_ deed of conveyance, or a
When applied to compacts between sovereign States, the term constitutional affixes to the word compact no definite idea.
What precise meaning, then, does he attach to the term constitutional?
Okay, it would have been much preferred to avoid using the term constitutional convention and, instead, use Article V convention, because the language in Article V clearly limits a convention to amendments and prevents a wholesale rewriting of the constitution.
I mean, I think that was actually one of conservatism's high points was what they called the constitutional option in conservative publications.
Meantime, President Bush bypassing the Senate and using what he calls his constitutional authority to appoint John Bolton as the new U.N. ambassador.
But when cities increased and the heavy armed grew in strength, more had a share in the government; and this is the reason why the states which we call constitutional governments have been hitherto called democracies.
Mr. Bush saying that he hopes the Indonesian people will maintain peace and support the constitution, what he described as a constitutional handover of power. saying he is looking forward to working with Megawati Sukarnoputri, clearly saying that the United States recognizes her as the new leader of Indonesia.
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.
But in some states, in fact all states, are allowed to set up the grand jury as they see fit as long as they come up with what us called constitutional due process.