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


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

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Other Words From

  • anti·consti·tution·al·ist adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of constitutionalist1

First recorded in 1760–70; constitutional + -ist
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Example Sentences

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

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

The incoming Constitutionalist president is General George Pulaski.

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

Such strict constitutionalist arguments, Adler said, are based on an absurdist, “gotcha literalism.”

If the publication has not commenced I could rather wish the signature to be changed to 'A Constitutionalist.'

That party was the Liberal, which now monopolized the name Constitutionalist.

It is much better, both for you and for us, that you should be thought a constitutionalist.

The dagger of Fenton had turned him from an impassioned patriot and constitutionalist into a vehement upholder of absolutism.

There is consequently no country so absorbingly interesting to the constitutionalist at this time as Russia.