[ kon-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut /
verb (used with object), con·sti·tut·ed, con·sti·tut·ing.
to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.
to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer.
to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
Archaic. to set or place.
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Origin of constitute
con·sti·tut·er, con·sti·tu·tor, nounnon·con·sti·tut·ed, adjectivepre·con·sti·tute, verb (used with object), pre·con·sti·tut·ed, pre·con·sti·tut·ing.self-con·sti·tut·ed, adjective
self-con·sti·tut·ing, adjectiveun·con·sti·tut·ed, adjectivewell-con·sti·tut·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for self-constituting
Self-constituting themselves "Liberators," they regarded each slave as already enrolled in their service.John Brown, Soldier of Fortune|Hill Peebles Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for self-constituting
/ (ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt) /
to make up; form; composethe people who constitute a jury
to appoint to an office or functiona legally constituted officer
to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
law to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
law obsolete to set up or enact (a law)
Derived Formsconstituter or constitutor, noun
Word Origin for constitute
C15: from Latin constituere, from com- (intensive) + statuere to place
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