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Constitutionality Con`sti*tu`tion*al"i*ty, n.; pl. -{ties}. [Cf. F. constitutionalit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being constitutional, or inherent in the natural frame. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being consistent with the constitution or frame of government, or of being authorized by its provisions. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Constitutionalities, bottomless cavilings and questionings about written laws. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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  • ties — noun adherences, adhesions, attachments, bands, bonds, chains, commitments, connections, engagements, interconnections, knots, liaisons, links, pledges, unions, vincula Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ties — 1 tiẽs praep. su instr. (dat., gen., acc.) K, LzŽ 1. SD293, H178, R, Sut, N, K, BPII489, KlG168, OsG167, S.Stan, Rtr, DŽ, NdŽ, KŽ, Lz, Vlk, Pv, Mžš, Plšk, Yl, Vgr žymint daiktą, asmenį kaip vietą, kurios artumoje kas vyksta, yra: Ties butu… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Ties — Tie Tie, n.; pl. {Ties}. [AS. t[=e]ge, t?ge, t[=i]ge. [root]64. See {Tie}, v. t.] 1. A knot; a fastening. [1913 Webster] 2. A bond; an obligation, moral or legal; as, the sacred ties of friendship or of duty; the ties of allegiance. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ties — Recorded in many forms including Tees, Teas, Teaz, Teece, Ties, Tice, and Teese (English and American), as well as Taye, Tease, Teaze, Tacey, Teasy and Teaser (Irish), this is a surname of one origin, but it would seem, ultimately several… …   Surnames reference

  • ties — so·ci·e·ties; ties; …   English syllables

  • -ties — Similarity Sim i*lar i*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [Cf. F. similarit[ e].] The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features. [1913 Webster] Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ties — Incompatibility In com*pat i*bil i*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [Cf. F. incompatibilit[ e].] The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ties — Preciosity Pre ci*os i*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [F. pr[ e]ciosit[ e], OF. also precieuset[ e].] Fastidious refinement, esp. in language; specif., the affected purism and sententiousness characteristic of the French pr[ e]cieuses of the 17th century.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ties — Profundity Pro*fun di*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [L. profunditas: cf. F. profondite. See {Profound}.] The quality or state of being profound; depth of place, knowledge, feeling, etc. The vast profundity obscure. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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