constitution[ kon-sti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF constitution
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Her old man's constitution was never robust, and this was too much.
The Constitution is neither a legislative crazy-quilt nor a receptacle of fads.
He was the only President to use the choice offered by the Constitution.
To attempt it finds no support in the principles of our Constitution.
It is a right to be exercised in subordination to the Constitution and in conformity to it.
Wise counsels, like those which gave us the Constitution, prevailed to uphold it.
I have no fear of those enlargements of the Constitution that seem to be approaching.
Our Constitution of 1787 was not a perfect instrument; it is not perfect yet.
The Constitution of 1787 did not make our democracy impotent.
Some changes in the constitution of the force were also made.
mid-14c., "law, regulation, edict," from Old French constitucion (12c.) "constitution, establishment," and directly from Latin constitutionem (nominative constitutio) "act of settling, settled condition, anything arranged or settled upon, regulation, order, ordinance," from constitut-, past participle stem of constituere (see constitute).
Meaning "action of establishing" is from 1580s; that of "way in which a thing is constituted" is from c.1600; that of "physical health, strength and vigor of the body" is from 1550s; of the mind, "temperament, character" from 1580s. Sense of "mode of organization of a state" is from c.1600; that of "system of principles by which a community is governed" dates from 1730s; especially of a document of written laws since the U.S. and French constitutions, late 18c.
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