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con·sti·tu·tion·al·ize

 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nə-līz′, -tyo͞o′-)
tr.v. con·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, con·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, con·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
1. To provide with or make subject to a constitution.
2. To incorporate into or sanction under a constitution: "The Fourteenth Amendment ... constitutionalized the vast shift of power from the states to the federal government, which the Civil War had accomplished" (Eric Foner).
3. To treat (an inappropriate matter) as being subject to constitutional law: "Today a like kind of wisdom might caution against constitutionalizing every grievance that might (or might not) appear tomorrow" (Potter Stewart).

con′sti·tu′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

constitutionalize

(ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːənəˌlaɪz) or

constitutionalise

vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to provide with a constitution
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to incorporate (something) into a constitution

con•sti•tu•tion•al•ize

(ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to incorporate in a constitution; make constitutional.
2. to provide a constitution for.
[1825–35]
con`sti•tu`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.constitutionalize - provide with a constitution, as of a country; "The United States were constitutionalized in the late 18th century"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.constitutionalize - take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal; "A good way of exercising is to constitutionalize"
take the air, walk - take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday"
3.constitutionalize - incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional; "A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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It is terrible to see that years after the abolition of apartheid and other forms of constitutionalised racism, the ages old thought still prevails.
Most importantly, it constitutionalised child labour as a concept which is prohibited elsewhere in the world without providing guarantees.
It has been overtaken by events a long time ago when the right to life was constitutionalised.
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) was set up in 2002 and constitutionalised in 2004.
These days, non-naturalised immigrants who aspire to become even ordinary run-of-the-mill British citizens have to take a written test which includes some elementary constitutionalised questions.
In this issue of the Journal, Jurisprudence we examine what Duncan Kennedy calls "post-positivist integration"--the rise of a constitutionalised and juridified global legal system centred on human rights, economic freedom, and seeking to attain peace through prosperity via the rule of law and open borders.
I am a longstanding opponent of bills of rights, be they constitutionalised or statutory.
Canada's basic white--indigenous relations framework is now largely constitutionalised.