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constitutional

adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/

constitutional adjective (LAWS)

C2 allowed by or contained in a constitution: Such a policy would not be constitutional. Freedom of speech should be a constitutional right.
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constitutional adjective (HEALTH)

relating to someone's general state of health: constitutional weakness

constitutional

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/ old-fashioned humorous
a walk that you often do to keep yourself healthy: She's nearly 86 and still takes a constitutional every morning.
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