constitution - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “constitution”

See all translations

constitution

noun  us   /ˌkɑn·stɪˈtu·ʃən/

constitution noun (LAWS)

[C] politics & government the set of political principles by which a place or organization is governed, or the written document that records it: The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States are called the Bill of Rights. US history, [C] politics & government The Constitution of the United States is a document that establishes the basic rules and laws of the American government.

constitution noun (HEALTH)

[C usually sing] a person’s physical condition, esp. as shown by strength and staying well: a weak constitution
Translations of “constitution”
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律, 憲法, 章程…
in Russian конституция, организм, склад…
in Turkish anayasa, sağlık, sıhhat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律, 宪法, 章程…
in Polish konstytucja, zdrowie…
(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of constitution?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “constitution”

Definitions of “constitution” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More