constitutionalism


con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism

noun \-sh(ə-)nə-ˌli-zəm\

: the belief that a government should be based on a constitution

Full Definition of CONSTITUTIONALISM

:  adherence to or government according to constitutional principles; also :  a constitutional system of government
con·sti·tu·tion·al·ist \-list\ noun

First Known Use of CONSTITUTIONALISM

1832

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