[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl-ist, -tyoo-]


an adherent or advocate of constitutionalism or of an existing constitution.
an expert on a political constitution.

Origin of constitutionalist

First recorded in 1760–70; constitutional + -ist
Related formsan·ti·con·sti·tu·tion·al·ist, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of constitutionalist

  • A constitutionalist libertarian, Rawles is strongly opposed to any federal regulations on dry ice bombs.

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    Dry Ice Goes Boom

    Abby Haglage

    October 16, 2013

  • But then, as a true Democrat and constitutionalist, Mr. Obama decided to obtain congressional permission.

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    Syria: What Have We Learned?

    Leslie H. Gelb

    September 12, 2013

  • The incoming Constitutionalist president is General George Pulaski.

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    The Politics of "Patriots"

    David Frum

    August 9, 2012

  • He discovers he is a "wealth creator" and begins to absorb the Constitutionalist philosophy.

Historical Examples of constitutionalist