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con·sti·tu·tion

 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′shən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The act or process of composing, setting up, or establishing.
2.
a. The composition or structure of something; makeup.
b. The physical makeup of a person: Having a strong constitution, she had no trouble climbing the mountain.
3.
a. The system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution.
b. The document in which such a system is recorded.
c. Constitution The supreme law of the United States, consisting of the document ratified by the original thirteen states (1787-1790) and subsequent amendments.
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constitution

(ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən)
n
1. the act of constituting or state of being constituted
2. the way in which a thing is composed; physical make-up; structure
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the fundamental political principles on which a state is governed, esp when considered as embodying the rights of the subjects of that state
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (in certain countries, esp Australia and the US) a statute embodying such principles
5. a person's state of health
6. a person's disposition of mind; temperament
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con•sti•tu•tion

(ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-)

n.
1. the way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition.
2. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc.: a strong constitution.
3. the aggregate of a person's physical and psychological characteristics.
4. the act or process of constituting; establishment.
5. the state of being constituted; formation.
6. any established arrangement or custom.
7. (cap.) the fundamental or organic law of the U.S., framed in 1787 and put into effect in 1789.
8. the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed.
9. the document embodying these principles.
10. Archaic. disposition; temperament.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
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constitute, constitution - Constitute can mean "make laws" and a constitution is a "how-to" document for a government or organization.
See also related terms for laws.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constitution - law determining the fundamental political principles of a governmentconstitution - law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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"
2.constitution - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
unionisation, unionization - act of forming labor unions; "the issue underlying the strike was unionization"
collectivisation, collectivization - the organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism
communisation, communization - the organization of a nation of the basis of communism
federation - the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
colonisation, colonization, settlement - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"
3.constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesConstitution - 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"
4.constitution - the way in which someone or something is composed
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
structure - the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
phenotype - what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
genetic constitution, genotype - the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
texture, grain - the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
karyotype - the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
5.constitution - a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United StatesConstitution - a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
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constitution

noun
1. laws, code, charter, canon, body of law The king was forced to adopt a new constitution which reduced his powers.
2. state of health, build, body, make-up, frame, physique, physical condition He must have an extremely strong constitution.
3. structure, form, nature, make-up, organization, establishment, formation, composition, character, temper, temperament, disposition He ran a small research team looking into the chemical constitution of coal.
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constitution

noun
1. The act of founding or establishing:
2. The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
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Translations
تَكْوين، بُنْيَهدُسْتُوردُستور، قَوانين
ústavatělesná konstituce
forfatninggrundlovhelbred
perustuslakirakenneyleiskuntokokoaminenkoostumus
constitutionconstitution d’une entité moléculaire
ustav
alkotmány
líkamshreystistjórnarskrá
憲法構成編成
헌법
ústava
ustava
ustav
grundlag
รัฐธรรมนูญ
anayasabeden yapısıbünyeyasalar
hiến pháp

constitution

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən] N
1. (Pol) → constitución f
2. (= health) → constitución f
CONSTITUTION
El Reino Unido no tiene una constitución escrita. La Constitución británica está compuesta por el derecho legislado en el Parlamento (statute law) y por el derecho consuetudinario (common law), además de aquellas normas y prácticas necesarias para el funcionamiento del gobierno. Las leyes constitucionales pueden ser modificadas o derogadas por el Parlamento como cualquier otra ley.
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constitution

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən] n
[country, organization] → constitution f
[person] → constitution f
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constitution

n
(Pol) → Verfassung f; (of club etc)Satzung f
(of person)Konstitution f, → Gesundheit f; to have a strong/weak constitutioneine starke/schwache Konstitution haben
(= way sth is made)Aufbau m; (= what sth is made of)Zusammensetzung f
(= setting up: of committee etc) → Einrichtung f
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constitution

[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃn] ncostituzione f
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constitute

(ˈkonstitjuːt) verb
to form; to make up; to be. Nuclear waste constitutes a serious danger.
ˌconstiˈtution noun
1. a set of rules governing an organization; the supreme laws and rights of a country's people etc. the constitution of the country.
2. physical characteristics, health etc. He has a strong constitution.
ˌconstiˈtutional adjective
legal according to a given constitution. The proposed change would not be constitutional.
ˌconstiˈtutionally adverb
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constitution

دُسْتُور ústava forfatning Verfassung σύνταγμα constitución perustuslaki constitution ustav costituzione 憲法 헌법 grondwet grunnlov konstytucja constituição конституция grundlag รัฐธรรมนูญ yasalar hiến pháp 宪法
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con·sti·tu·tion

n. constitución, fortaleza.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

constitution

n constitución f, complexión f
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