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constitution

noun [C] (LAWS)    /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/
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 must be elected each year.Official documentsLegislation and law-making
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