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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

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

A mission statement is not something you write overnight... But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.
Stephen Covey
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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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