What is constitution?

  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: composition, makeup
    See also — Additional definitions below

Constitution

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single collection or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to comprise a written constitution.

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Constitution Of The Philippines - Historical Constitutions - "Freedom Constitution" (1986)
3 Provisional Constitution of the Philippines (1986) Following the EDSA People Power Revolution that removed President Ferdinand E. 3 as a provisional constitution ... It adopted certain provisions from the 1973 constitution and granted the President broad powers to reorganise the government and remove officials from office, and mandated ...
Constitution Of The Philippines
... The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas) is the supreme law of the Philippines ... The Constitution currently in effect was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C ... Aquino, and is popularly known as the "1987 Constitution" ...
Constitutional Courts
... Further information Constitutional court and Constitutionality Constitutions are often, but by no means always, protected by a legal body whose job ... is judged by a constitutional court to be contrary to the constitution, that is, unconstitutional ... the powers granted to that office by a constitution ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Historical Constitutions - Malolos Constitution (1899)
... Wikisource has original text related to this article Constitution of the Philippines (1899) The Malolos Constitution was the first republican constitution in Asia ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Background of The 1987 Constitution
... the reforms mandated by the people, protecting their basic rights, adopting a provisional constitution, and providing for an orderly transition to a government under a new constitution ... Com" in the Philippines) to frame a new constitution to replace the 1973 Constitution which took effect during the Marcos martial law regime ... the integration of economic policies into the Constitution ...

More definitions of "constitution":

  • (noun): United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.
    Synonyms: Old Ironsides

Famous quotes containing the word constitution:

    Can you conceive what it is to native-born American women citizens, accustomed to the advantages of our schools, our churches and the mingling of our social life, to ask over and over again for so simple a thing as that “we, the people,” should mean women as well as men; that our Constitution should mean exactly what it says?
    Mary F. Eastman, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4 ch. 5, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)

    The very hope of experimental philosophy, its expectation of constructing the sciences into a true philosophy of nature, is based on induction, or, if you please, the a priori presumption, that physical causation is universal; that the constitution of nature is written in its actual manifestations, and needs only to be deciphered by experimental and inductive research; that it is not a latent invisible writing, to be brought out by the magic of mental anticipation or metaphysical mediation.
    Chauncey Wright (1830–1875)

    I never did ask more, nor ever was willing to accept less, than for all the States, and the people thereof, to take and hold their places, and their rights, in the Union, under the Constitution of the United States. For this alone have I felt authorized to struggle; and I seek neither more nor less now.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)