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Noun
/ˌkänstəˈt(y)o͞oSHən/,
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constitutions, plural;
  1. A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed

  2. A written record of this
    • - the preamble to the constitution of UNESCO
  3. The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government in the US, which came into operation in 1789 and has since been modified by twenty-seven amendments

  4. The composition of something
    • - the genetic constitution of a species
  5. The forming or establishing of something
    • - the constitution of a police authority
  6. A person's physical state with regard to vitality, health, and strength
    • - pregnancy had weakened her constitution
  7. A person's mental or psychological makeup


  1. fundamental law: law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  2. the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
  3. United States Constitution: the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  4. the way in which someone or something is composed
  5. a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored ...
  6. (constitutional) a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
  7. A constitution is a set of laws that a set of people have made and agreed upon for government—often codified as a written document—that enumerates and limits the powers and functions of a political entity. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. ...
  8. A constitution is the set of regulations which govern the conduct of non-political entities, whether incorporated or not. Such entities include corporations and voluntary associations.
  9. The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Urdu: آئین پاکستان) is the supreme law of Pakistan. It is also known as the Constitution of 1973, and is the successor to two earlier documents, the Constitution of 1956 and the Constitution of 1962.
  10. British Constitution (or simply Constitution) is a solitaire card game which is played with two decks of playing cards. It is a card game with a high chance in winning.
  11. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai:รัฐธรรมนูญแห่งราชอาณาจักรไทย)is the supreme law of Thailand. ...
  12. The Constitution is a novelty single by Dickie Goodman released on Rainy Wednesday Records in 1973.
  13. The supreme law of some countries, such as Australia, Ireland, and the United States
  14. The act, or process of setting something up, or establishing something; the composition or structure of such a thing; its makeup; The formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institutions; A legal document describing such a formal system; The ...
  15. (Constitutional) (also known as 'classical', 'totality', 'Hahnemannian', 'Kentian') means the remedy is prescribed for the perceived whole of the patient; includes symptoms and characteristics often with special attention to the emotional and psychological qualities. ...
  16. (Constitutional) ARM: only those political actions explicitly permitted by the Constitution; the essence of a republic; a limitation on State power and authority; a limitation on the majority; a demarcation line between the individual lives of citizens; an essential tool for preserving liberty. ...
  17. (Constitutional) an abnormality or a mutation of a genotype that was present in the fertilized egg, and is therefore present in all cells of a person.
  18. (Constitutional) governed by a constitution, which is a document that identifies the organization, responsibilities, power, and authority of a group and its members. Such a group could be a nation, an organization, or even a club.
  19. (constitutional) A peaceful, legal way of campaigning, often using recognised 'political' methods such as petitions.
  20. (CONSTITUTIONS) A set of principles which define and regulate a Religious way of life for a group or community.
  21. (Constitutions) The document which embodies the charism* and theology of a religious community and sets down norms to govern its life and activities. Religious Constitutions must be approved by the Holy See* and, once approved, can only be modified by the General Chapter* of the community.
  22. (Constitutions) This is the book which contains the basic convictions and values by which we live our lives. It also includes practical rules which flow from these convictions.
  23. The structures and fundamental principles of a government, usually in written form (Great Britain is notable for its "unwritten" constitution). ...
  24. This entry includes the dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments.
  25. The collection of inter-related legal documents establishing the relationship between timeshare owner, developer, trustee and management company. Effectively the rules by which the resort is run.