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Definition of Constitution

Constitution

  1. The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation.
  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. 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. The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament.
  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. 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.

Constitution Quotations

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
George Washington

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
Samuel Adams

I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.
Charlie Sheen

Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Robin Hayes
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Constitution Translations

constitution in Afrikaans is grondwet
constitution in Dutch is grondwet, constitutie
constitution in French is constitution
constitution in German is Staatsverfassung, Einrichtung, Zusammensetzung
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