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 for constitutional
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constitutional \Con`sti*tu"tion*al\, n.
     A walk or other exercise taken for one's health or
     constitution. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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           The men trudged diurnal constitutionals along the
           different roads.                         --Compton
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constitutional \Con`sti*tu"tion*al\
     (k[o^]n`st[i^]*t[=u]"sh[u^]n*al), a. [Cf. F.
     1. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the
        structure of body or mind; as, a constitutional infirmity;
        constitutional ardor or dullness.
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     2. In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of
        a state or a society; as, constitutional reforms.
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     3. Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution;
        as, constitutional government; constitutional rights.
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     4. Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of
        government; as, a constitutional risis.
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              The anient constitutional traditions of the state.
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     5. For the benefit or one's constitution or health; as, a
        constitutional walk. [Colloq.]
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     Constitutional law, law that relates to the constitution,
        as a permanent system of political and juridical
        government, as distinguished from statutory and common
        law, which relate to matters subordinate to such
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical
             makeup; "constitutional walk"
      2: sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under the law
         determining the fundamental political principles of a
         government; "the constitutional right of free speech";
         "constitutional government"; "constitutional guarantees"
         [ant: unconstitutional]
      3: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the
         Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity";
         "a constitutional inability to tell the truth" [syn: built-
         in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral]
      4: constitutional in the structure of something (especially your
         physical makeup) [syn: constituent(a), constitutional,
         constitutive(a), organic]
      n 1: a regular walk taken as a form of exercise

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "constitutional":
     absolute, actionable, affective, airing, amble, ambulation,
     applicable, aristocratic, atavistic, athletics, authoritarian,
     authorized, autocratic, autonomous, beneficial, benign, bodily,
     born, bracing, breather, bureaucratic, calisthenics,
     characteristic, civic, civil, coeval, competent, congenital,
     connatal, connate, connatural, daily dozen, deep-seated,
     democratic, despotic, dictatorial, dispositional, drill, emotional,
     essential, exercise, exercising, fascist, federal, federalist,
     federalistic, footwork, forced march, genetic, good, good for,
     governmental, gubernatorial, gymnastic exercises, gymnastics,
     health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy,
     hereditary, heteronomous, hike, hygeian, hygienic, in the blood,
     inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, ingrained, inherited,
     innate, instinctive, instinctual, intellectual, intrinsic,
     invigorating, isometrics, jaunt, judicial, juridical, just,
     justiciable, kosher, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative, legit,
     legitimate, legwork, licit, march, matriarchal, matriarchic,
     mental, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, mush, native,
     native to, natural, natural to, official, oligarchal, oligarchic,
     organic, parade, parliamentarian, parliamentary, patriarchal,
     patriarchic, perambulation, peripatetic journey, peripateticism,
     physical, physical education, physical jerks, pluralistic,
     political, practice, primal, promenade, ramble, refreshing,
     republican, rightful, salubrious, salutary, sanctioned, sanitary,
     saunter, schlep, self-governing, setting-up exercises, spiritual,
     statutory, stretch, stroll, temperamental, theocratic, tonic,
     totalitarian, traipse, tramp, trudge, turn, valid, walk,
     walking tour, wholesome, within the law, workout, yoga

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONSTITUTIONAL. That which is consonant to, and agrees with the 
       2. When laws are made in violation of the constitution, they are null 
  and void: but the courts will not declare such a law void unless there 
  appears to be a clear and unequivocal breach of the constitution. 4 Dall. R. 
  14; 3 Dall. R. 399; 1 Cranch, R. 137; 1 Binn. R. 415 6 Cranch, R. 87, 136; 2 
  Hall's Law Journ. 96, 255, 262; 3 Hall's Law Journ. 267; Wheat. Dig. tit. 
  Constitutional Law; 2 Pet. R. 522; 2 Dall. 309; 12 Wheat. R. 270; Charlt. R. 
  175,.235; 1 Breese, R. 70, 209; 1 Blackf. R. 206 2 Porter, R. 303; 5 Binn. 
  355; 3 S. & R. 169; 2 Penn. R. 184; 19 John. R. 58; 1 Cowen, R. 550; 1 
  Marsb. R. 290 Pr. Dec. 64, 89 2 Litt. R. 90; 4 Monr R. 43; 1 South. R. 192; 
  7 Pick. R. 466; 13 Pick. R. 60 11 Mass. R. 396; 9 Greenl. R. 60; 5 Hayw. R. 
  271; 1 Harr. & J. 236; 1 Gill & J. 473; 7 Gill & J. 7; 9 Yerg. 490; 1 Rep. 
  Const. Ct. 267; 3 Desaus. R. 476; 6 Rand. 245; 1 Chip. R. 237, 257; 1 Aik. 
  R. 314; 3 N. H. Rep. 473; 4 N. H. Rep. 16; 7 N. H. Rep. 65; 1 Murph. R. 58. 
  See 8 Law Intell. 65, for a list of decisions made by the supreme court of 
  the United States, declaring laws to be unconstitutional. 

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