What does Constitution mean?

Definitions for Constitution
ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-Con·sti·tu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamental law, organic law, constitution(noun)

    law determining the fundamental political principles of a government

  2. constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation(noun)

    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, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution, Constitution of the United States(noun)

    the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states

  4. constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up(noun)

    the way in which someone or something is composed

  5. Constitution, Old Ironsides(noun)

    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 in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston

Wiktionary

  1. constitution(Noun)

    The act, or process of setting something up, or establishing something; the composition or structure of such a thing; its makeup.

  2. constitution(Noun)

    The formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institutions.

  3. constitution(Noun)

    A legal document describing such a formal system.

  4. constitution(Noun)

    The general health of a person.

  5. constitution(Noun)

    A person's physique or temperament

  6. Constitution(ProperNoun)

    The supreme law of some countries, such as Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

    The Constitution is anchored in English liberal thought and the Magna Carta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constitution(noun)

    the act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

  2. Constitution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

  3. Constitution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

  4. Constitution(noun)

    the aggregate of mental qualities; temperament

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

  5. Constitution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

  6. Constitution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. constitution, L. constitutio.]

Freebase

  1. Constitution

    A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single document or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to embody a written constitution; if they are written down in a single comprehensive document, it is said to embody a codified constitution. Constitutions concern different levels of organizations, from sovereign states to companies and unincorporated associations. A treaty which establishes an international organization is also its constitution, in that it would define how that organization is constituted. Within states, whether sovereign or federated, a constitution defines the principles upon which the state is based, the procedure in which laws are made and by whom. Some constitutions, especially codified constitutions, also act as limiters of state power, by establishing lines which a state's rulers cannot cross, such as fundamental rights. The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world, containing 448 articles, 12 schedules and 100 amendments, with 117,369 words in its English language version, while the United States Constitution is the shortest written constitution, at 7 articles and 27 amendments.

Editors Contribution

  1. constitution

    A document and specification of articles, principles rules and regulations defining the fundamental political rules of a country or form of unity government that is created and changed with the choices and decisions of the people. The focus is on creating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    Every country in the world deserves a constitution, a living document that people know they have the choice and ability to see and change it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constitution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2551

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constitution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4144

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constitution' in Nouns Frequency: #1077

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How to say Constitution in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constitution in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constitution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Constitution in a Sentence

  1. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    The Texas Constitution clearly defines marriage as between one man and one woman, as Texas voters approved by an overwhelming majority, the law of Texas has not changed, and will not change due to the whims of any individual judge or county clerk operating on their own capacity anywhere in Texas. Activist judges don't change Texas law, and we will continue to aggressively defend the laws of our state and will ensure that any licenses issued contrary to law are invalid.

  2. Jerry Nadler:

    Never before, in the history of the republic, have we been forced to consider the conduct of a president who appears to have solicited personal, political favors from a foreign government, when we apply the Constitution to those facts, if it is true that President Donald Trump has committed an impeachable offense — or impeachable offenses — then we must move swiftly to do our duty and charge President Donald Trump accordingly.

  3. Pastor Sines:

    We’re rednecks. We don’t have no problem standing our ground. i have a Constitution that protects my freedom and I have God who said He would protect me from everything else.

  4. Ahmed Hassoun:

    I sometimes imagine that the international community had acted differently and we do not have Assad anymore, i imagine all the heated discussions I will have with my friends about what type to constitution we should have. The importance of women's rights. The different mechanisms to monitor elections.

  5. Jessica Levinson:

    Trump thinks ‘our country is going to hell.’ Well, there is likely little more than a chance in hell that we are going to amend the Constitution, amending the Constitution is one of the most serious things that lawmakers can do. Therefore the path to doing it is rightfully arduous. I would put the chances … as beyond a longshot. To be sure, changing the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, would require a two-thirds vote in Congress, then ratification from three-fourths of state legislatures. It could also be changed through a constitutional convention in which at least 34 states convene to vote on an amendment, which would then need ratification from a minimum 38 states. Trump since announcing his candidacy in mid-June has made illegal immigrants from Mexico a top concern and has suggested several solutions -- including a wall along the southern border and the change to birthright citizenship.

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