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Origin of constitution
OTHER WORDS FROM constitutionan·ti·con·sti·tu·tion, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for constitution
You know, they’re going to have to write a new constitution, probably.
Roe rested on a 1965 ruling, Griswold v Connecticut, which established a “right to privacy” in the constitution, an area of personal decision-making into which the state could not intrude except without very good reason.How Presidents Have Shaped The US Supreme Court – And Why The Choice Of Its Next Justice Is So Crucial|LGBTQ-Editor|September 23, 2020|No Straight News
Xi has hardwired his personal “Xi Jinping Thought” ideology into his constitution and the nation’s cybersecurity rules.It’s getting harder for tech companies to bridge the US-China divide|Amy Nordrum|September 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The constitution does quite clearly bar him from serving a third term, but, hey, it’s worth a shot with a friendly Supreme Court.
Without its special status, Jammu & Kashmir no longer had its own constitution and ceased to have autonomy over its own affairs.One year in, Modi’s “new Kashmir” has pauperised its people|Manavi Kapur|August 5, 2020|Quartz
Judge Hinkle said “the Constitution requires the Clerk to issue such licenses.”
Can they determine that individual citizens should not have access to rights provided by the Constitution?
When our elected representatives assume their respective offices, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution.”
He refused to sign the Constitution, for good reasons and bad.
One African American woman brandished a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution while marching.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Morris then proceeded to give in fragmentary speeches an outline of the constitution and government of the estate.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
A revolution of this same Chinese character did young Oxford of that era effect in the constitution of mail-coach society.
By the necessity of our constitution a certain enthusiasm attends the individual's consciousness of that divine presence.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
See Trollope, ii, 179, as to the endless Florentine devices to check special power and to vary the balance of the constitution.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
Does the Constitution discriminate between different kinds of property?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
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Cultural definitions for constitution (1 of 2)
A nation or state's fundamental set of laws. Most nations with constitutions have them in written form, such as the United States Constitution. The constitution of Britain, by contrast, is an informal set of traditions, based on several different laws.
Cultural definitions for constitution (2 of 2)
The fundamental law of the United States, drafted in Philadelphia in 1787 (see Constitutional Convention), ratified in 1788, and put into effect in 1789. It established a strong central government in place of the Articles of Confederation. (See Preamble to the Constitution.)