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Meanwhile, vulnerability, risk, unpredictability, and sudden transformation are the constitutive experiences of human life.Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP?|James Poulos|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Criticism has similarly its three constitutive factors, rationalism, subjectivism, immanence.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
They are a priori conditions, subjective in one sense, but objective as being universal, necessary and constitutive of experience.
But as ideas,18 though of a type quite apart,19 they have also a constitutive application to reality.
c.1600, "having the power of establishing," also "elemental, essential," from Medieval Latin *constitutivus, from constitut-, past participle stem of constituere (see constitute). Related: Constitutively.