miniconstitution

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ constitution

Noun[edit]

miniconstitution (plural miniconstitutions)

  1. A short legal constitution.
    • 2009 July 2, Keith Bradsher, “Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy March Draws Thousands”, New York Times:
      When Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997, the Chinese government initially held out the possibility of full democracy after 2007, including the concept in the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s miniconstitution, but stopped short of an unequivocal promise of how and when to achieve universal suffrage.