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constitutionnoun

 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…
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