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constitutionalcon‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al1 /ˌkɒnstəˈtjuːʃənəl◂ $ ˌkɑːnstɪˈtuː-/ ●●○ AWL adjective  1 PGSCLofficially allowed or limited by the system of rules of a country or organization a constitutional right to privacy a constitutional monarchy (=a country ruled by a king or queen whose power is limited by a constitution)2 PGSCLconnected with the constitution of a country or organization a constitutional crisisconstitutional reform/change/amendment a proposal for constitutional reform3 Mrelating to someone’s health, physical ability, or characterconstitutionally adverb a constitutionally guaranteed right He was constitutionally incapable of dealing with conflict.
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constitutionalA court decision in 1954 ruled that segregated education was not constitutional.The concept finally won approval last year in a simple piece of legislation, less exalted than a constitutional amendment.The constitutional and organizational arrangements filter the interests of state personnel towards the long-run interests of the capitalists.A less controversial proposal was a constitutional ban on the extradition of drug traffickers to stand trial in the United States.Nobody seemed to know whether the President's action was constitutional or not.This time the alleged transgressions involve a violation of constitutional protections that really matter in a democracy.The focus of the forum blurred into Charter 88's campaign for constitutional reform in general.An attempt to include such a ban sank the last effort at constitutional reform, made by Congress in 1989.The court will rule on whether the prisoner's constitutional rights were violated.constitutional monarchyBoth, also, were constitutional monarchies.Each of the three was a constitutional monarchy.Opposition leaders hailed the visit, calling for a referendum on the restoration of the constitutional monarchy.The fourth element of the constitution is one that I have described as a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy.That is no more or less than a sovereign Parliament within a constitutional monarchy should be able to expect.Under a constitutional monarchy, the Tsar was Grand Duke, with a bicameral legislature.constitutional reform/change/amendmentIn October 1990 all citizens over the age of 21 were invited to vote on two proposed constitutional reforms.It is his task to try to involve black leaders in negotiations on constitutional reform.Silvio Berlusconi and a group of Catholic parties want a widely based government to work on constitutional changes.They might remember also that without bipartisan accommodation the graduated income tax never would have become a constitutional amendment.In 1948, a Republican-controlled Congress approved a constitutional amendment limiting a president to two four-year terms.Unfortunately, under present rules, such a constitutional change needs parliament's consent.In that case, the court threw out a Colorado constitutional amendment that would have barred local laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination.For the middle classes Britain meant business and they wanted constitutional change to prevent revolution not promote it.
constitutionalconstitutional2 noun [countable] old-fashioned  WALKa walk you take because it is good for your health
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constitutionalFor Francis this nightly constitutional had its place in a. larger fantasy.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconstitutionalcon‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəlˌkɑːnstɪˈtuː-/ adjectiveLAW1relating to the constitutionconstitutional reform2allowed by the constitutionThe court will decide whether his actions are constitutional.
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