constitutionalism

[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, -tyoo-]

Origin of constitutionalism

First recorded in 1825–35; constitutional + -ism
Related formsan·ti·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism, nounhy·per·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism, nounpro·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism, noun
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Contemporary Examples of constitutionalism

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British Dictionary definitions for constitutionalism

constitutionalism

noun
  1. the principles, spirit, or system of government in accord with a constitution, esp a written constitution
  2. adherence to or advocacy of such a system or such principles
Derived Formsconstitutionalist, noun
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Word Origin and History for constitutionalism
n.

1832, "constitutional system of government;" occasionally also "constitutionality;" from constitutional (adj.) + -ism.

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