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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

Meaning of "constitution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTITUTION

constitution  [ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTITUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Constitution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONSTITUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

constitution

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, 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. An example is the constitution of the United States of America.

Definition of constitution in the English dictionary

The first definition of constitution in the dictionary is the act of constituting or state of being constituted. Other definition of constitution is the way in which a thing is composed; physical make-up; structure. Constitution is also the fundamental political principles on which a state is governed, esp when considered as embodying the rights of the subjects of that state.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTITUTION


allocution
ˌæləˈkjuːʃən
attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
circumlocution
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən
comminution
ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃən
Confucian
kənˈfjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
destitution
ˌdɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
diminution
ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
institution
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prosecution
ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən
prostitution
ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
redistribution
ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
reinstitution
ˌriːɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
restitution
ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
retribution
ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTITUTION

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constituent
constituent assembly
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constitutional monarchy
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constitutor

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTITUTION

absolution
accreditation
American Revolution
caution
dilution
dissolution
evolution
First Amendment of the Constitution
French Revolution
high resolution
high-resolution
Industrial Revolution
New Year resolution
normal distribution
October Revolution
Poisson distribution
pollution
precaution
resolution
revolution
solution

Synonyms and antonyms of constitution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSTITUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «constitution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of constitution

Translation of «constitution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTITUTION

Find out the translation of constitution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of constitution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «constitution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宪法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

constitución
570 millions of speakers

English

constitution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संविधान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دُسْتُور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конституция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

constituição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংবিধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

constitution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perlembagaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verfassung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

憲法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

헌법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konstitusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiến pháp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரசியலமைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घटना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anayasa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

costituzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konstytucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конституція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

constituție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύνταγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Grondwet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grundlag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grunnlov
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of constitution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTITUTION»

The term «constitution» is very widely used and occupies the 9.437 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTITUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «constitution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «constitution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about constitution

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSTITUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word constitution.
1
John Acton
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
2
Samuel Adams
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.
3
John Amery
In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
4
John James Audubon
I ate no butcher's meat, lived chiefly on fruits, vegetables, and fish, and never drank a glass of spirits or wine until my wedding day. To this I attribute my continual good health, endurance, and an iron constitution.
5
William Blackstone
That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
6
Emma Bonino
Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum.
7
Paul Broun
The constitution I uphold and defend is the one I carry in my pocket all the time, the U.S. constitution. I don't know what constitution that other members of Congress uphold, but it's not this one. I think the only constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one.
8
Arthur Capper
Until the people, by amendment, change the constitution, I urge that the counties cooperate with one another, that future road work be more uniform, and done in such a way that it will result in connected and continuous highways.
9
Stephen Covey
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.
10
David Davis
The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTITUTION»

Discover the use of constitution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to constitution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
America's Constitution: A Biography
Offers an analysis of the history and tenets of the U.S. Constitution, detailing the original intent of the creators of the document, answering questions about the text, and critically assessing the evolution of the Bill of Rights and all ...
Akhil Reed Amar, 2006
2
America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and ...
A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document.
Akhil Reed Amar, 2012
3
The British Constitution
This book offers an introduction to the British Constitution, providing a simple and reliable account of its growth and functioning.
Ivor Jennings, 1967
4
The Living Constitution
Strauss explores how judicial decisions adapted the Constitution's text (and contradicted original intent) to produce some of our most profound accomplishments: the end of racial segregation, the expansion of women's rights, and the freedom ...
David A. Strauss, 2010
5
The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of ...
"It is likely that this book will be regarded as the most important piece of grand sociological theory in English of the past decade.
Anthony Giddens, 1986
6
Constitution
Text and explanatory notes on the Constitution of the Republic of Korea, as amended October 27, 1980.
Korea (South), 1980
7
Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
Following the widely reviewed success of the first edition, the updated and expanded second edition of Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution argues that there is a long-standing constitutional protection of the right to marry that applies ...
Evan Gerstmann, 2008
8
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.
Pauline Maier, 2010
9
A More Perfect Constitution: Why the Constitution Must Be ...
A More Perfect Constitution presents creative and dynamic proposals from one of the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our Constitution and American governance at a time when such change is urgently ...
Larry J. Sabato, 2010
10
The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition
This definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from Hayek’s enduring wisdom.
F.A. Hayek, Ronald Hamowy, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTITUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term constitution is used in the context of the following news items.
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GOPers Refuse to Remove 10 Commandments — and Will Fight to …
The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a 7-2 ruling last week saying the monument violates the state constitution. But Governor Mary Fallin said ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
2
Academic: Constitution Is 'Confederate Symbol,' Censor It
A political scientist and former professor has penned an article calling for the U.S. Constitution to be censored in order to conceal older parts ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
3
WATCH: Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck Think Marriage Equality Has …
After more mutual bloviation about six justices who "ignored federal law" to "rewrite Obamacare" and five justices who "ignored the Constitution ... «Advocate.com, Jul 15»
4
On redistricting, John Roberts sides with Constitution
Will: Chief Justice John Roberts may be serving conservatives' long-term interests. (Photo: Paul J. Richards). «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
5
Oklahoma governor considers changing constitution to keep Ten …
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants to change the state constitution so a state of the Ten Commandments can legally remain on the state capitol ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
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CA endorses constitution draft
KATHMANDU, JUL 07 - The Constitution Assembly (CA) on Tuesday endorsed the preliminary draft of the new constitution. All the lawmakers except Rastirya ... «E Kantipur, Jul 15»
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Constitution Day: School children urged to learn the story behind …
Constitution Day is being celebrated in Canberra tomorrow to help school children understand the legal documents which established the ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Constitution meant to be followed
Early in the history of our country, the framers of the Constitution took the position that unless that document specifically authorized Congress to ... «New Mexico Political Report, Jul 15»
9
New Mega constitution paves way for listing after backdoor route …
Mega has updated its company constitution, making it easier for the file storage and encryption firm with more than 18 million registered users ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
10
Once in a generation chance to change the constitution
AUSTRALIA has a remarkable story. Before recorded history and then as other civilisations rose and fell the first Australians spread out to ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»

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