Origin of constituent
Examples from the Web for constituents
Once discovered, this maneuver did not endear the councilors to their constituents.
You were there at my invitation to discuss issues with your constituents.
It would seem that in splurging on wine our political class is way out ahead of many of their constituents.
Indeed, he was greeted by his constituents as something of a household god.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schultz repeatedly hit Christie for “ignoring his constituents” and the economic problems in his state.
In vain hereafter shall a representative present the instructions of his constituents, or the injunctions of a sovereign state.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
He had only to appeal from the representatives to the constituents; and he would find that the nation was still sound at heart.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
We had negotiated their 'credits' for some of our constituents to a considerable amount for the payment of teas and silks.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
Such a system was possible because the House of Commons was not really accountable to its constituents.
By producing the above effects, it prepares the constituents of the soil for assimilation by plants.The Elements of Agriculture|George E. Waring
British Dictionary definitions for constituents
Word Origin for constituent
Word Origin and History for constituents
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.