Quasi-constitutional



[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the 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 law held to be constitutional by the Supreme Court.
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.
/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
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.

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

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