[kon-sti-too-shuh-nal-i-tee, -tyoo-]
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Origin of constitutionality

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; constitutional + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for constitutionality


  1. the quality or state of being in accord with a constitution
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Word Origin and History for constitutionality

1787, "quality of being in accord with a constitution," from constitutional (adj.) + -ity.

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