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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
constitution (noun)
1.
an established law or custom - ordinance
2.
a) the physical makeup of the individual especially with respect to the health, strength, and appearance of the body - a hearty constitution
b) the structure, composition, physical makeup, or nature of something - the constitution of society
3.
the act of establishing, making, or setting up
4.
the mode in which a state or society is organized , especially the manner in which sovereign power is distributed
5.
a) the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it
b) a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
constitution (noun)
1.
the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
SYNONIMS:
character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, tone
RELATED WORDS:
distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor ( savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way
constitution (noun)
2.
the type of body that a person has
SYNONIMS:
build, constitution, figure, form, frame, habit, shape
RELATED WORDS:
anatomy, structure
constitution (noun)
3.
a collection or system of rules of conduct
SYNONIMS:
canon, constitution, decalogue, law
RELATED WORDS:
discipline, establishment; common law, legislation
constitution (noun)
4.
a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature
SYNONIMS:
act, bill, constitution, enactment, ordinance, statute
RELATED WORDS:
command, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, ruling; bylaw, ground rule, regulation, rule; amendment, legislation; common law, martial law; blue law; prohibition, proscription, restriction; canon, capitulary, encyclical
NEAR ANTONYMS:
higher law
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