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Constitutional


CONSTITUTIONAL, adjective

1. Bred or inherent in the constitution, or in the natural frame of body or mind; as a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or dulness.

2. Consistent with the constitution; authorized by the constitution or fundamental rules of a government; legal.

An act of Congress prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States is constitutional

3. Relating to the constitution; as a constitutional doubt.