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constitutionalism

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noun con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism \-sh(ə-)nə-ˌli-zəm\

Simple Definition of constitutionalism

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of constitutionalism

  1. :  adherence to or government according to constitutional principles; also :  a constitutional system of government

constitutionalist

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1832

First Known Use of constitutionalism

1832

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