quasi constitutional


[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-]
of or pertaining to the constitution of a state, organization, etc.
subject to the provisions of such a constitution: a constitutional monarchy.
provided by, in accordance with, or not prohibited by, such a constitution: the constitutional powers of the president; a constitutional law.
belonging to or inherent in the character or makeup of a person's body or mind: a constitutional weakness for sweets.
pertaining to the constitution or composition of a thing; essential.
beneficial to one's constitution; healthful: constitutional exercise.
a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one's health.

1675–85; constitution + -al1

anticonstitutional, adjective
anticonstitutionally, adverb
hyperconstitutional, adjective
hyperconstitutionally, adverb
nonconstitutional, adjective
proconstitutional, adjective
quasi-constitutional, adjective
quasi-constitutionally, adverb
superconstitutional, adjective
superconstitutionally, adverb
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constitutional (ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl)
1.  denoting, characteristic of, or relating to a constitution
2.  authorized by or subject to a constitution
3.  of or inherent in the physical make-up or basic nature of a person or thing: a constitutional weakness
4.  beneficial to one's general physical wellbeing
5.  a regular walk taken for the benefit of one's health

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Word Origin & History

1680s, "pertaining to a person's (physical or mental) constitution," from constitution + -al (1). Meaning "beneficial to bodily constitution" is from 1750 -- as a noun, "a constitutional walk," recorded from 1829, probably originally among
university students; as an adj., "authorized or allowed by the political constitution," from 1765; constitutional monarchy is recorded from 1801, from French.
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constitutional con·sti·tu·tion·al (kŏn'stĭ-tōō'shə-nəl, -tyōō'-)

  1. Of or relating to one's physical makeup.

  2. Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent.

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constitutional definition

  1. n.
    the first drink or dose of drugs of the day. (See also breakfast of champions.) : He downed a constitutional and made ready to set out for the office.
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