a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign Also called limited monarchy
A form of national government in which the power of the monarch (the king or queen) is restrained by a parliament, by law, or by custom. Several nations, especially in modern times, have passed from absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy, including Belgium, Britain, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
- Constitutional psychology
noun 1. a school of thought postulating that the personality of an individual is dependent on the type of his physique (somatotype)
- Constitutional reaction
constitutional reaction n.
- Constitutional strike
noun 1. a stoppage of work by the workforce of an organization, with the approval of the trade union concerned, in accordance with the dispute procedure laid down in a collective agreement between the parties
- Constitutional symptom
constitutional symptom n. A symptom indicating that a disease or disorder is affecting the whole body.