What is 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
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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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Constitutional Courts
... Constitutional court and Constitutionality Constitutions are often, but by no means always, protected by a legal body whose job it is to interpret those constitutions and, where applicable, declare ... by a constitutional court to be contrary to the constitution, that is, unconstitutional ... be a public office holder who acts outside 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 - 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 ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Background of The 1987 Constitution
... by the people, protecting their basic rights, adopting a provisional constitution, and providing for an orderly transition to a government under a new ... "Con Com" in the Philippines) to frame a new constitution to replace the 1973 Constitution which took effect during the Marcos martial law regime ... of the Clark and Subic American military bases, and the integration of economic policies into the Constitution ...
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" ...

More definitions of "constitution":

  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: composition, makeup

Famous quotes containing the word constitution:

    In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood; binding up the constitution of our country with our dearest domestic ties; adopting our fundamental laws into the bosom of our family affections; keeping inseparable and cherishing with the warmth of all their combined and mutually reflected charities, our state, our hearths, our sepulchres, and our altars.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    The Federal Constitution has stood the test of more than a hundred years in supplying the powers that have been needed to make the Central Government as strong as it ought to be, and with this movement toward uniform legislation and agreements between the States I do not see why the Constitution may not serve our people always.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    We know, and it is our pride to know, that man is by his constitution a religious animal.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)