Definition of constitution in English:
- Those of us who worry about the constitution will face the precedent that this Government has established of being able to tinker with judges.
- Even from the standpoint of elementary bourgeois democratic principles, the constitution is a travesty.
- All that the Government can think of is to hang on to power - never mind about the constitution, democratic principle, or what is right.
- Advances in knowledge also indicate that a person's genetic constitution influences the risk of cancer after irradiation.
- Even her insight is nothing more than the complex and dynamic active traces of her genetic constitution and personal history.
- The particular powers had by a given object have their basis in its underlying nature - its chemical, physical, or genetic constitution and structure.
- The Erie Brackish Water desalination plant shall be overseen by the Department of the Interior, both during its constitution and following its completion.
- This return of the ‘real’ marks an outside always present within discourse, for the outside is continuously abjected by discourse during its constitution.
- During its constitution, this system is shaped to be blind to the components of the organism itself and, at the same time, acquires an astonishing capacity to detect a myriad of structures, even ones which do not occur in nature.
- Unless planets are afflicted in Leo, the sign usually indicates strong vitality and a healthy constitution.
- Clinically, it has been used to treat patients with reduced physical strength, cold constitution, anemia and anorexia.
- This shows that in the early years of life the subject's health was poor or delicate, but with care, the subject in later years developed robust vitality and a strong constitution.
- He shed light on the role of psychological constitution as determining the intensity and degree of LSD effects.
- The subject here is as much his psychological constitution as it is the infancy and craft of a comedy act.
- His take-home message is one to which most people, independent of their psychological constitution, can relate.
A constitution once referred to a law, as well as to a body of laws or customs. It comes from Latin constituere ‘establish, appoint’ from con- ‘together’ and statuere ‘set up, place’. The latter is a rich source of English words including destitute (Late Middle English) literally ‘placed away’ so forsaken; institute (Middle English) something set up or established; restitution (Middle English) a re-establishing; statue (Middle English) something set up; and substitute (Late Middle English) someone set up instead of another. Prostitute (mid 16th century) comes from Latin prostituere ‘expose publicly, offer for sale’, from pro- ‘before’ and statuere ‘set up, place’.
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