But he is saying something simple: Nations, institutions, companies, and so on do not act; their constituent individuals do.
(His opponents boycotted the election of the constituent assembly that wrote the charter).
She was famous for mastering complicated policy issues relating to constituent problems and for forging consensus.
Dissolving parliament also means dissolving the constitution-drafting constituent Assembly.
“If you have to go back to 1860 to talk to constituent groups, you have a problem,” Harrison said.
His conceptions first of all passed from the action of the earth as a whole, to that of its constituent particles.
We must now look from the wire, as a whole, to its constituent atoms.
Plurality of constituent items, several contrary to each other.
Yet Time is perhaps the more real, and assuredly the richer, constituent of the two.
Accordingly he resigned his power into the hands of a constituent congress and left the country.
1620s, "one who appoints or elects a representative," from Latin constituentem (nominative constituens), present participle of constituere (see constitute). The notion is "to make up or compose" a body by appointing or electing a representative. As an adjective, "essential, characteristic," from 1660s; "that appoints or elects a representative to a body," from 1714.