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constitute

[ kon-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut /
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verb (used with object), con·sti·tut·ed, con·sti·tut·ing.

to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.
to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer.
to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
Archaic. to set or place.

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Origin of constitute

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin constitūtus (past participle of constituere;see constituent), equivalent to con-con- + -stitūtus, combining form of statūtum, past participle of statuere to set up. See statute
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British Dictionary definitions for constitute

constitute
/ (ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt) /

verb (tr)

to make up; form; composethe people who constitute a jury
to appoint to an office or functiona legally constituted officer
to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
law to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
law obsolete to set up or enact (a law)
constituter or constitutor, noun
C15: from Latin constituere, from com- (intensive) + statuere to place
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