constitutional

Constitutional means having to do with the document that is the foundation of a government — in the US, a constitutional right is one provided to you by the US Constitution.

If you break down constitutional, you’ll find the root word constitute, meaning "to make up or form." Constitution can refer to the document that forms (or organizes) the government. It can also refer to the structure of a thing, such as a species, or a person. If you go for a "constitutional walk" — in that sense, the word means having to do with your constitution or your health.

Primary Meanings of constitutional

1.
adj
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
2.
adjn
of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
3.
adj
sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
Full Definitions of constitutional
1

adj existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

“a constitutional inability to tell the truth”
Synonyms:
built-in, inbuilt, inherent, integral
intrinsic, intrinsical
belonging to a thing by its very nature

adj constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Synonyms:
constituent, constitutive, organic
essential
basic and fundamental
2

adj of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup

constitutional walk”

n a regular walk taken as a form of exercise

Type of:
walk
the act of walking somewhere
3

adj sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law determining the fundamental political principles of a government

“the constitutional right of free speech”
constitutional government”
constitutional guarantees”
Antonyms:
unconstitutional
not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution

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