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constitutionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒn.stɪˈtʃuː.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːn.stəˈtuː.ʃən/
  • 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.

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

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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
(Definition of constitution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"constitution" in Business English

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constitutionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən/ us  
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 free travel 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 people objected 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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