constitution

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French constitucion (French constitution), from Latin cōnstitūtiō, cōnstitūtiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: con‧sti‧tu‧tion

Noun[edit]

constitution (plural constitutions)

  1. The act, or process of setting something up, or establishing something; the composition or structure of such a thing; its makeup.
    • Sir J. Herschel
      the physical constitution of the sun
  2. The formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institutions.
    • Macaulay
      Our constitution had begun to exist in times when statesmen were not much accustomed to frame exact definitions.
  3. A legal document describing such a formal system.
  4. The general health of a person.
  5. A person's physique or temperament.
    • Story
      Our constitutions have never been enfeebled by the vices or luxuries of the old world.
    • Clarendon
      He defended himself with [] less passion than was expected from his constitution.

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constitution f (plural constitutions)

  1. constitution

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnstitūtiō, cōnstitūtiōnem.

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constitution f (plural constitutions)

  1. constitution