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Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law.
Alan Bullock

Meaning of "constitutional" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL

constitutional  [ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTITUTIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Constitutional can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONSTITUTIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

constitutional

Constitution

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single document or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to embody a written constitution; if they are written down in a single comprehensive document, it is said to embody a codified constitution. Constitutions concern different levels of organizations, from sovereign states to companies and unincorporated associations. A treaty which establishes an international organization is also its constitution, in that it would define how that organization is constituted. Within states, a constitution defines the principles upon which the state is based, the procedure in which laws are made and by whom. Some constitutions, especially codified constitutions, also act as limiters of state power, by establishing lines which a state's rulers cannot cross, such as fundamental rights. An example is the constitution of the United States of America.

Definition of constitutional in the English dictionary

The first definition of constitutional in the dictionary is denoting, characteristic of, or relating to a constitution. Other definition of constitutional is authorized by or subject to a constitution. Constitutional is also of or inherent in the physical make-up or basic nature of a person or thing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTITUTIONAL


abortional
əˈbɔːʃənəl
attributional
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃənəl
contortional
kənˈtɔːʃənəl
convolutional
ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃənəl
disproportional
ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənəl
distortional
dɪsˈtɔːʃənəl
distributional
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃənəl
evolutional
ˌiːvəˈluːʃənəl
insertional
ɪnˈsɜːʃənəl
institutional
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl
involutional
ˌɪnvəˈluːʃənəl
precautional
prɪˈkɔːʃənəl
proportional
prəˈpɔːʃənəl
reversional
rɪˈvɜːʃənəl
revolutional
ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənəl
secretional
sɪˈkriːʃənəl
solutional
səˈluːʃənəl
substitutional
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃənəl
torsional
ˈtɔːʃənəl
unconstitutional
ˌʌnkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTITUTIONAL

constituency party
constituent
constituent assembly
constituently
constitute
constituter
constitution
constitutional monarch
constitutional monarchy
constitutional psychology
constitutional strike
constitutionalism
constitutionalist
constitutionality
constitutionalize
constitutionally
constitutionist
constitutive
constitutively
constitutor

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTITUTIONAL

additional
conventional
dimensional
educational
emotional
exceptional
functional
inspirational
international
national
occasional
operational
optional
personal
professional
promotional
regional
the National
the Second International
traditional
transitional

Synonyms and antonyms of constitutional in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSTITUTIONAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «constitutional» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of constitutional

Translation of «constitutional» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL

Find out the translation of constitutional to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of constitutional from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «constitutional» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有关宪法的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

constitucional
570 millions of speakers

English

constitutional
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संवैधानिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدستورية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конституционный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

constitucional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শাসনতান্ত্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

constitutionnel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perlembagaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verfassungsmäßig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

憲法の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

헌법의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konstitusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiến pháp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரசியலமைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घटनात्मक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anayasal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

costituzionale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konstytucyjna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Конституційний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

constituțional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνταγματικών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grondwetlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konstitutionell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konstitusjonelle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of constitutional

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTITUTIONAL»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTITUTIONAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about constitutional

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSTITUTIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word constitutional.
1
Gary Bauer
Presidents have the right to nominate their own cabinet secretaries. But their nominees don't have a right to confirmation. Senators have a constitutional duty to advise and consent to the appointment of all Cabinet officials. They should take that duty seriously.
2
Richard Ben-Veniste
At bottom, the decision to pardon Nixon was a political judgment properly within the bounds of Ford's constitutional authority. The specter of a former president in the criminal dock as our country moved into its bicentennial year was profoundly disturbing.
3
Benazir Bhutto
The political parties have unanimously rejected the one-man constitutional changes.
4
Robert Bork
The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left.
5
James Bovard
The more that voting is glorified as a panacea, the more lackadaisical people become about preserving their constitutional rights.
6
Corrine Brown
I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage.
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Alan Bullock
Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law.
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William Lacy Clay, Jr.
I went to Ferguson and walked with the demonstrators and saw this heavily armed police force, tactical units pointing sniper rifles at my constituents who were there exercising their constitutional rights.
9
David Cunliffe
I support a constitutional conversation, as the Labour Party does, which will allow New Zealanders to evolve a more mature and stable constitutional form, but that's not something that I, as Labour Party, would want to impose, either on the party or on the public.
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Stockwell Day
I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTITUTIONAL»

Discover the use of constitutional in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to constitutional and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law
The first single source of reference on the topic, the entries in Handbook are written by leading authorities and discuss the most important subjects in the field, covering the history and development of the discipline, core concepts, ...
Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó, 2012
2
Constitutional Theory
This edition includes an introduction by Jeffrey Seitzer and Christopher Thornhill outlining the cultural, intellectual, and political contexts in which Schmitt wrote Constitutional Theory; they point out what is distinctive about the work, ...
Carl Schmitt, 2008
3
Constitutional Patriotism
The book takes the development of the European Union as a case study, but its lessons apply also to the United States and other parts of the world.
Jan-Werner Müller, 2009
4
Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Constitutional War: The ...
This important book is a detailed reinterpretation of one of the most explosive events in modern American politics - Franklin Roosevelt's controversial attempt in 1937 to "pack" the Supreme Court by adding justices who supported his New ...
Marian Cecilia McKenna, 2002
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Constitutional Courts in Comparison: The U.S. Supreme Court ...
This volume shows that the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Federal Constitutional court fulfill similar functions and are faced with similar issues: the vast majority of cases are complaints or petitions from citizens whereas the ...
Ralf Rogowski, Thomas Gawron, 2002
6
Comparative Constitutional Law
This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law.
Tom Ginsburg, Rosalind Dixon, 2011
7
Constitutional Law
The second part of the book contains approximately 200 pages of summarized cases which have been newly edited to ensure accessibility.
Jacqueline R. Kanovitz, 2012
8
Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry Into ...
The second edition of this pathbreaking, highly innovative comparative study in state-building by a major political scientist is a fully updated examination of the problems of making democratic government work.
Giovanni Sartori, 1997
9
The Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review
This book comprehensively analyzes the foundations of judicial review.
Mark Elliott, 2001
10
Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System
Extremely student friendly, the text avoids legalese and is packed with real-world illustrations.
J. Harr, Kären Hess, Christine Orthmann, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTITUTIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term constitutional is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nova Peris supports Indigenous plebiscite on constitutional
Nova Peris: 'We have to ensure that whatever is put to the Australian public is what Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Myanmar's Constitutional Challenges
In what some thought could be a game-changer to Myanmar's political landscape, several constitutional amendments were voted down in the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
'Too broad to be constitutional': Opposing view
I swore an oath to uphold the U.S. and California constitutions. Sometimes, that means voting against "responsible" bills that nevertheless ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
Sudan's constitutional court orders reopening of Port Sudan's victims …
July 7, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's constitutional court has revoked a decision of the public prosecution which prevented families of the ... «Sudan Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: MPs rearrange the constitutional
Last week Chris Grayling announced that, in one of the great scientific breakthroughs of modern times, he had discovered the answer to the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Seychelles Constitutional Court ruling declares sections of the …
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Constitutional Court of Seychelles has declared as “unconstitutional” certain sections and provisions of the ... «Seychelles News Agency, Jul 15»
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Nepal's constitutional jeopardy
Nepal's constitution drafting process stretches back to 2008, and most of the public is desperate to see the job finished. Especially after April's ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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NH Governor Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill
NH Governor Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill. By: ... handguns without a license, a provision that many have come to call “constitutional carry. «OutdoorHub, Jul 15»
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Bulgaria MP Committee Turns Down Constitutional Changes
Lawmakers in the Legal Affairs Committee with Bulgaria's Parliament have rejected constitutional changes supported by the Justice Ministry. «Novinite.com, Jul 15»
10
Facilitate hearing of constitutional review case; Emile Short tells …
A former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Justice Emile Short, has expressed worry ... «Graphic Online, Jul 15»

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