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constitution

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/

constitution noun [C] (LAWS)

C1 the set of political principles by which a state or organization is governed, especially in relation to the rights of the people it governs: Britain has no written constitution. the Constitution of the United States Under (= as part of) the union constitution, a new committee is elected each year.

constitution noun [C] (HEALTH)

C2 the general state of someone's health: He has a very strong constitution.

constitution noun [C] (PARTS)

how something is made up of different parts: the constitution of a chemical compound
(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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