constitutional Definition

  • 1relating to an established set of principles governing a state
  • 2relating to the constitution of a body or organization
  • 3relating to a person's physical or mental condition

Using constitutional: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "constitutional" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The president's actions were deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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    The company's constitutional documents outline the responsibilities of each board member.

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    She has a constitutional right to free speech.

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    His poor health is due to a weak constitutional system.

constitutional Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for constitutional

Phrases with constitutional

  • a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a written or unwritten constitution


    The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy.

  • the body of law that defines the relationship between different entities within a state, namely the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary


    Constitutional law is a complex field that requires years of study and practice.

  • rights that are protected by a constitution, such as freedom of speech, religion, and assembly


    The ACLU is dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans.

Origins of constitutional

from Latin 'constitutio', meaning 'establishment'


Summary: constitutional in Brief

The term 'constitutional' [ˌkɑːnstɪˈtjuːʃənl] refers to established principles governing a state or organization, or to a person's physical or mental condition. It can denote legality, as in 'The president's actions were deemed unconstitutional,' or refer to a person's health, as in 'His poor health is due to a weak constitutional system.' 'Constitutional' also extends into phrases like 'constitutional monarchy' and 'constitutional rights,' which refer to forms of government and legal protections.

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