A few weeks ago, Reid called a vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to regulate money in politics.
There, the state senate passed a personhood bill similar to the constitutional amendment voters rejected in Mississippi last year.
If you have, then you probably also know that some worry that such a move would precipitate a constitutional crisis.
1680s, "pertaining to a person's (physical or mental) constitution," from constitution + -al (1). Meaning "beneficial to bodily constitution" is from 1750. Meaning "authorized or allowed by the political constitution" is from 1765. Constitutional monarchy is recorded from 1801, from French. Related: Constitutionally.
"a constitutional walk," 1829, probably originally among university students, from constitutional (adj.) in the "beneficial to bodily health" sense.
constitutional con·sti·tu·tion·al (kŏn'stĭ-tōō'shə-nəl, -tyōō'-)
Of or relating to one's physical makeup.
Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent.