(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Based upon a constitution]
Syn. representative, republican, safeguarding liberty; see democratic .
2. [In accordance with a constitution]
Syn. lawful, approved, ensured; see legal 1 .
3. [Physical]
Syn. built-in, vital, inborn; see inherent , natural 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
lawful, legal, statutory, chartered, prescribed.
ANT.: unconstitutional, improper, illegal
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual: built-in, congenital, connatural, elemental, inborn, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingrained, inherent, innate, intrinsic, native, natural. See BE, NATIVE, START. 2. Constituting or forming part of the essence of something: basic, constitutive, essential, fundamental, integral, vital. See BE, SURFACE. II noun A usually brief and regular journey on foot, especially for exercise: turn, walk. See MOVE.

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  • Constitutional — Con sti*tu tion*al, n. A walk or other exercise taken for one s health or constitution. [Colloq.] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The men trudged diurnal constitutionals along the different roads. Compton Reade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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