constitution

  • 41 constitution — [[t]kɒ̱nstɪtju͟ːʃ(ə)n, AM tu͟ː [/t]] ♦♦♦ constitutions 1) N COUNT The constitution of a country or organization is the system of laws which formally states people s rights and duties. The king was forced to adopt a new constitution which reduced… …

    English dictionary

  • 42 constitution — con|sti|tu|tion W2 [ˌkɔnstıˈtju:ʃən US ˌka:nstıˈtu: ] n 1.) also Constitution a set of basic laws and principles that a country or organization is governed by ▪ The right to speak freely is written into the Constitution of the United States. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 43 constitution — A system of fundamental laws or principles for the government of a nation, state, society, corporation, or other aggregation of individuals. 16 Am J2d Const L § 1. Although a constitution, in the broad sense of the term, may be written or… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 44 Constitution —    After the Union of Utrecht (Unie van Utrecht, 1579), it was not until 1798 that a modern written constitution was adopted in the recently formed Batavian Republic. The French con stitutions served as a model. Parliamentwas divided into two… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 45 constitution — noun 1 (C) the system of basic laws and principles that a democratic country is governed by, which cannot easily be changed by the political party in power: The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech. 2 (singular) the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 46 constitution —    The constitution is at the heart of most political systems, describing the fundamental rules by which a nation state or body politic is constituted and governed. Usually these rules are contained in a single written document, although in rare… …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • 47 constitution — noun 1) the constitution guarantees our rights Syn: charter, social code, law; bill of rights; rules, regulations, fundamental principles 2) the chemical constitution of the dye Syn: composition, makeup, structure …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 48 constitution — /kɒnstəˈtjuʃən / (say konstuh tyoohshuhn) noun 1. the way in which anything is constituted; make up or composition: the physical constitution of the sun. 2. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc.: a strong constitution. 3 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 49 constitution — noun Date: 14th century 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 > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 50 constitution — Synonyms and related words: Bill of Rights, act, allocation, allotment, anatomy, animus, apportionment, aptitude, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, array, arraying, assemblage, assembly, bent, bias, body build, brand, build, building,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 51 constitution — noun 1) the chemical constitution of the dye Syn: composition, make up, structure, construction, arrangement, configuration, formation, anatomy 2) she has the constitution of an ox Syn: health, condition …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 52 constitution — sandara statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Bendras terminas medžiagos sudėčiai ar objekto struktūrai įvardyti. atitikmenys: angl. constitution; structure vok. Aufbau, m; Gefüge, n; Struktur, f rus. строение, n; структура …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 53 constitution — The organic and fundamental law of a nation or state, which may be written or unwritten, establishing the character and conception of its government, laying the basic principles to which its internal life is to be conformed, organizing the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 54 constitution — The organic and fundamental law of a nation or state, which may be written or unwritten, establishing the character and conception of its government, laying the basic principles to which its internal life is to be conformed, organizing the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 55 Constitution — noun The supreme law of some countries, such as Australia, Ireland, and the United States. The Constitution is anchored in English liberal thought and the Magna Carta …

    Wiktionary

  • 56 Constitution — Con|sti|tu|tion [engl. kɔnsti tju:ʃən, fr. kõstity sjõ] die; , s [engl. ...ʃənz, fr. ... sjõ] <über engl. u. fr. constitution aus lat. constitutio »Bestimmung; Verordnung«> in den angelsächsischen Ländern u. in Frankreich Bez. für… …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 57 constitution of an ox —    If someone has the constitution of an ox, they are less affected than most people by things like tiredness, illness, alcohol, etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 58 Constitution —    Mc Newspaper, Mackenzie starts, 320; destroyed by mob, 321; draft constitution of provisional government published in, 356 …

    The makers of Canada

  • 59 constitution — con•sti•tu•tion [[t]ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃən, ˈtyu [/t]] n. 1) the way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition 2) the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc.: a strong constitution[/ex] 3) psl med the aggregate of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 60 Constitution of an ox —   If someone has the constitution of an ox, they are less affected than most people by things like tiredness, illness, alcohol, etc …

    Dictionary of English idioms