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constitutionalism

Line breaks: con|sti|tu¦tion¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /kɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of constitutionalism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Constitutional government.
Example sentences
  • The split will be between the two philosophies of big government statism and small government constitutionalism.
  • Put positively, at the top now was not the emancipation of the working class or even the liberation of third world peoples from imperialism, but rather democracy, due process, constitutionalism, and human rights.
  • It has no necessary connection with democratic government or constitutionalism, however.
1.1Adherence to a constitutional system of government.
Example sentences
  • It is basically an issue of constitutionalism.
  • This is the fundamental practical question of all constitutionalism.
  • Where is the proper observance of constitutionalism in that?

Derivatives

constitutionalist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • One means - not persuasive to a strict constitutionalist - of checking government is the existence of a competitive party system in which the main opposition party has a realistic prospect of displacing the government.
  • And although American and British ideas of constitutional government dominated the first stage of the French Revolution, the constitutionalists were soon swept aside by the dictatorship of the Jacobin club.
  • He is regarded as a solid thinker, someone of a likable disposition, and a good constitutionalist.

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