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[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl-ee, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl i, -ˈtyu-/
in respect to physical makeup:
He is constitutionally fitted for heavy labor.
in respect to mental or emotional makeup:
constitutionally unable to speak before an audience.
with respect to a constitution:
constitutionally invalid law.
Origin of constitutionally
First recorded in 1735-45; constitutional + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • constitutionally, they turned upon the obligations of citizenship.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • For the Assistant Commissioner was not constitutionally inclined to levity.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • But it may be that I am constitutionally insensible to the virtues of a cocked-hat.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • For Khalid like myself is constitutionally incapable of denying God.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • How cloistered and constitutionally sequestered from the market and from scandal!

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson

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