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"constitution" in British English

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constitutionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.stɪˈtuː-/
  • constitution noun [C] (LAWS)

C1 the set of ​politicalprinciples 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.

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(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constitution" in American English

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 us   /ˌkɑn·stɪˈtu·ʃən/
  • constitution noun (LAWS)

[C] politics & government the set of ​politicalprinciples by which a ​place or ​organization is ​governed, or the written ​document that ​records it: The first ten ​amendments to the Constitution of the ​UnitedStates are called the ​Bill of ​Rights. US history, [C] politics & government The Constitution of the ​UnitedStates is a ​document that ​establishes the ​basicrules and ​laws of the American ​government.
  • constitution noun (HEALTH)

[C usually sing] a person’s ​physicalcondition, esp. as ​shown by ​strength and ​staying well: a ​weak constitution
(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"constitution" in Business English

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constitutionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən/
GOVERNMENT a written set of ​rules by which a country, ​state, or ​organization is ​governed: the Constitution of the United ​Statesthe constitution requires/prohibits/allows, etc Mexico's constitution ​guarantees the ​right of ​freetravel to its ​citizens.draw up/adopt/amend the constitution Following these ​changes, it was ​proposed that the company's constitution be ​amended.under the constitution Under the ​union constitution, a new ​committee must be ​elected every ​year.
the way that something is ​formed from different ​parts: the constitution of ​society Several ​peopleobjected to the constitution of the ​committee, arguing that women were under-represented.
(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “constitution”
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律, 宪法, 章程…
in Turkish anayasa, sağlık, sıhhat…
in Russian конституция, организм, склад…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律, 憲法, 章程…
in Polish konstytucja, zdrowie…
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