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 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nə-lĭz′əm, -tyo͞o′-)
1. Government in which power is distributed and limited by a system of laws that the rulers must obey.
a. A constitutional system of government.
b. Advocacy of such a system.

con′sti·tu′tion·al·ist n.
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Noun1.constitutionalist - an advocate of constitutional government
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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