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Constitution meaning

constitution - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation.
  2. 2. The state of being; that form of being, or structure and connection of parts, which constitutes and characterizes a system or body; natural condition; structure; texture; conformation.
  3. 3. The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.
  4. 4. The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament.
  5. 5. The fundamental, organic law or principles of government of men, embodied in written documents, or implied in the institutions and usages of the country or society; also, a written instrument embodying such organic law, and laying down fundamental rules and principles for the conduct of affairs.
  6. 6. An authoritative ordinance, regulation or enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting ecclesiastical doctrine or discipline; as, the constitutions of Justinian.
  7. 7. Act of constituting; natural condition of mind or body; code of organic laws; established system of government.

constitution - examples of usage

  1. He is a thin, elderly man, of a delicate constitution, but positively one of the most charming men that ever lived. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. " For anyone who has a sound constitution," answered Doggie, " it is quite a healthy life." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. There was only one person living familiar with his constitution, and that was himself. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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