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constitutional

[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the constitution of a state, organization, etc.
2.
subject to the provisions of such a constitution:
a constitutional monarchy.
3.
provided by, in accordance with, or not prohibited by, such a constitution:
the constitutional powers of the president; a constitutional law.
4.
belonging to or inherent in the character or makeup of a person's body or mind:
a constitutional weakness for sweets.
5.
pertaining to the constitution or composition of a thing; essential.
6.
beneficial to one's constitution; healthful:
constitutional exercise.
noun
7.
a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one's health.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; constitution + -al1
Related forms
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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British Dictionary definitions for quasiconstitutional

constitutional

/ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl/
adjective
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
noun
5.
a regular walk taken for the benefit of one's health
Derived Forms
constitutionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasiconstitutional

constitutional

adj.

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.

n.

"a constitutional walk," 1829, probably originally among university students, from constitutional (adj.) in the "beneficial to bodily health" sense.

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quasiconstitutional in Medicine

constitutional con·sti·tu·tion·al (kŏn'stĭ-tōō'shə-nəl, -tyōō'-)
adj.

  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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