Definitions of constitution

  1. the way in which someone or something is composed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. law determining the fundamental political principles of a government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The fundamental principles and laws adopted by an organization for the regulation and governing of its affairs. Medical Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 1. The physical make up of the body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms. 2. In chemistry, the number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation which they bear to each other. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. The state or physical condition of an animal; composition. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The act of constituting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Consitutio, Catastasis, Status, from con, and statuere, from stare, to stand. A collection of several parts, forming a whole. In medicine, Constitution means the state of all the organs of the human body considered in regard to their special and relative arrangement, order or activity. A good constitution is one in which every organ is well developed, and endowed with due energy, so that all perform their functions with equal facility. Any want of equilibrium in their development and energy forms a difference in the constitution. We say that a man is of a good or robust, a delicate or weak constitution when be is commonly healthy, or commonly labouring under or unusually susceptible of, disease. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. [Latin] A state or mode of being; the general make-up or plan upon which anything is built; as the C. of a substance, Epidemic e. (of the atmosphere) see (Epidemic). na
  23. [Latin] A state or habit of the body: especially, a state which represents the permanent outcome of all the formative agencies that have acted upon the body, and which impresses a special character upon the way in which the body performs its functions; as Neurotic c. na
  24. Act, mode, of constituting; character of the body as regards health, strength, &c.; mental character; mode in which State is organized; body of fundamental principles according to which a State is governed; written c., document embodying these; (Hist.) decree, ordinance, as Cc. of. Clarendon (1164). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. The make-up or functional habit of the body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. In chemistry, the structure of a substance; its make-up with reference to the arrangement of its atoms. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. A kind of physiological basis or predisposition, presenting itself as something constant in the individual. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. Act of constituting formation the state of being; natural condition; —state of body or mind, in respect of health, vigour, &c.; —established form of government; system or body of laws under which a state subsists; —a particular law or usage. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. The act of constituting, enacting, establishing ; state of being, natural qualities; corporeal frame; temper of body, with respect to health; temper of mind; established form of government, system of laws and customs; particular law, establishment, institution. Complete Dictionary