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constitution

con·sti·tu·tion

constitution

 
 
pronunciation:
kan stih tu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of establishing, setting up, or constituting; composition.
She has been a member of the council since its constitution ten years ago.A resigning prime minister may not give up his or her duties until the constitution of a new government is complete.
synonyms:
composition, creation, establishment, formation, foundation
similar words:
embodiment, incorporation, initiation, institution, origination
definition 2: that which makes up something, or the way that something is put together or composed.
In order to date the painting, they analyzed the constitution of the paint.
definition 3: the set of basic laws and principles by which a nation, state, or other organization is governed.
These rights are guaranteed by the country's constitution.They were forced to change the club's constitution so that women could be allowed membership.
synonyms:
charter, corpus juris
similar words:
code, common law, law, pandect, rule, statute law
definition 4: (sometimes cap.) the written record of such a set of laws and principles.
The U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine delegates.
synonyms:
charter, corpus juris
similar words:
code, law, pandect, principle, rule, statute law
definition 5: one's physical make-up.
He's always had a strong constitution.
similar words:
condition, health, makeup, physique
definition 6: one's mental character or condition; temperament.
It's just not part of my constitution to complain about small things.
synonyms:
disposition, mettle, nature, temperament
similar words:
character, fettle, spirit
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