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Definition of constitution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ˌkɑnstəˈtuʃn/ constitution pronunciation American
1 [countable] the system of laws and basic principles that a state, a country, or an organization is governed byyour right to vote under the constitutionAccording to the constitution…to propose a new amendment to the ConstitutionA two-thirds majority is needed to amend the club's constitution.2 [countable] the condition of a person's body and how healthy it isto have a healthy/strong/weak constitution3 [uncountable, countable] (formal) the way something is formed or organized synonym structurethe genetic constitution of cells4 [uncountable] (formal) the act of forming something synonym establishment, setting upHe recommended the constitution of a review committee.