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Meaning of “constitutional” in the English Dictionary

"constitutional" in British English

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constitutionaladjective

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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constitutionalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/ old-fashioned humorous
(Definition of constitutional from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constitutional" in American English

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constitutionaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌkɑn·stɪˈtju·ʃə·nəl/
politics & government relating to or ​following the ​rules of the US Constitution: Freedom of ​speech is a constitutional ​guarantee in the ​UnitedStates.
(Definition of constitutional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"constitutional" in Business English

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constitutionaladjective

uk   us   /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl/ GOVERNMENT
relating to or ​allowed by a constitution: Freedom of speech is a constitutional ​right. They argued that such ​action would not be constitutional.
(Definition of constitutional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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