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constitutionally

[ kon-sti-too-shuh-nl-ee, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl i, -ˈtyu- /
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adverb

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.

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Origin of constitutionally

First recorded in 1735–45; constitutional + -ly
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