constitutionalism

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noun con·sti·tu·tion·al·ism \ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-sh(ə-)nə-ˌli-zəm, -tyü-\

Definition of constitutionalism

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

constitutionalist

play \ˌkän(t)-stə-ˈtü-sh(ə-)nə-list, -tyü-\ noun

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First Known Use of constitutionalism

1832


CONSTITUTIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners

constitutionalism

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Definition of constitutionalism for English Language Learners

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

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