Definitions of constitution

  1. the way in which someone or something is composed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The act of establishing; the thing established; bodily strength; mental or physical temperament; the system of fundamental laws of nation, state, or society. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The natural condition of body or mind: a system of laws and customs: the established form of government: in U. S. the highest, fundamental law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of constituting; natural condition of mind or body; code of organic laws; established system of government. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of constituting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A system of related parts; composition; bodily frame or temperament; the organic law, as of a State. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of constituting or appointing; that form of being or structure of parts which constitutes a system or body; frame or temper of mind; affections or passions; the established form of government in a state or kingdom; a system of fundamental rules or principles for the government of a state or country; a law or ordinance made by the authority of some superior body, either ecclesiastical or civil. Apostolic constitutions, a code regulative of faith and church discipline ascribed by some to the apostles. Constitutions of Clarendon, certain statutes defining the jurisdiction of church and state drawn up at Clarendon in 1164. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The natural frame of body of any human being or any animal; the peculiar temper of the mind, passions, or affections; the peculiar character or structure of anything, as of air; the established form of government in a country; a particular law or regulation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for constitution

  1. In five minutes the Constitution had been prepared for action. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  2. Their diet should be light, cool, and of an opening nature; not only suited to the age and constitution but also to the manner of life. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton