constitutionalism

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

Definition of constitutionalism

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

constitutionalist

play \-list\ noun

1832

First Known Use of constitutionalism

1832


CONSTITUTIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners

constitutionalism

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

Definition of constitutionalism for English Language Learners

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

Learn More about constitutionalism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up constitutionalism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).