Definition of CONSTITUTION

the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others <the question of whether violent conflict is part of the constitution of human society>
the type of body that a person has <that marathon runner is known more for her strong constitution than for her speed>
Related Words anatomy, structure
a collection or system of rules of conduct <our society's constitution requires that every member in good standing pay yearly dues>
a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature <the constitution against murder is universal among civilized societies>
Near Antonyms higher law

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