[ kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt ]
/ kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt /
serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.
a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
Grammar. an element considered as part of a construction.
Words nearby constituent
Origin of constituent
SYNONYMS FOR constituent
3 See element.
OTHER WORDS FROM constituentcon·stit·u·ent·ly, adverbnon·con·stit·u·ent, adjective, nounpre·con·stit·u·ent, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-constituent
/ (kənˈstɪtjʊənt) /
forming part of a whole; component
having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
rare electing or having the power to elect
Derived forms of constituentconstituently, adverb
Word Origin for constituent
C17: from Latin constituēns setting up, from constituere to establish, constitute
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