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Noun1.United States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesUnited States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
advice and consent - a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Eighteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932
Nineteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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If the Senate fails to support and advance the fundamental principle of the Constitution for which it was designed or uniquely contribute to the protection and advancement of any of the fundamental principles of the Constitution, it is quite reasonable to ask, "So what do we do about this problem chamber anyway?
Tunisia should break with practices that violate the principles of the Constitution," the Head of State also said at his meeting at the Palace of Carthage with a delegation of the Tunisian Association Against Torture.
He explained that the harmony and peaceful coexistence among Iraqis requires a commitment to the principles of the Constitution as a legal reference to determine the legitimacy of the claims and expectations, stressing the need to adhere to the political process, democracy and acceptance of their results.
It cannot be said that simply because the possession of meat of cow progeny is banned so as to give complete effect to the directive principles of the Constitution, the right of citizens under Article 21 to have his own choice of food stands violated or stultified.
It is a matter of deep concern that we have a government at the Centre with a prime minister with 31 per cent vote share (that BJP scored in last year's Lok Sabha polls) which wants to debate principles of the Constitution.
In various principles of the constitution (6, 7, 26, 27, 62, 87, etc.
You must uphold the principles of the Constitution of the Republic and be mindful of the fact that any deviation from the powers vested in you by the constitution we will be tantamount to betraying the very source of our struggle for a free and democratic South Africa.
After his visit, yhsanoy-lu told reporters that they had a fruitful meeting and they discussed superiority of law, sovereignty of the natione and main principles of the constitution.
In these circumstances, the management of oil and gas extracted from fields in the Kurdistan Region is, according to the general principles of the Constitution, an exclusive power of the Kurdistan Region.
The draft law passed by the Parliament conflicts with main principles of the Constitution, Dinara Oshurakhunova, Head of the Coalition of Democracy and Civil, said in the statement.
The President believes, however, that this must be done in accordance with the basic principles of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria and of European legislation such as the principle of equal treatment of economic entities and of rule of law.
He told "Voice of Lebanon" radio on Wednesday that some sides worked to confiscate the principles of the constitution and imposed, in advance, the ministerial statement despite the fact that the Constitution determined the mechanism of the government formation, adding such steps destroyed Lebanon's constitutional system.

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