What is constitution?

  • (noun): United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.
    Synonyms: Old Ironsides
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Constitution

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single collection or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to comprise a written constitution.

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Constitution Of The Philippines
... The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas) is the supreme law of the Philippines ... The Constitution currently in effect was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C ... Aquino, and is popularly known as the "1987 Constitution" ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Background of The 1987 Constitution
... protecting their basic rights, adopting a provisional constitution, and providing for an orderly transition to a government under a new constitution ... "Con Com" in the Philippines) to frame a new constitution to replace the 1973 Constitution which took effect during the Marcos martial law regime ... and the integration of economic policies into the Constitution ...
Constitutional Courts
... Further information Constitutional court and Constitutionality Constitutions are often, but by no means always, protected by a legal body whose job it is to interpret those constitutions and, where applicable ... an action or legislative act that is judged by a constitutional court to be contrary to the constitution, that is, unconstitutional ... could be a public office holder who acts outside the powers granted to that office by a constitution ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Historical Constitutions - Malolos Constitution (1899)
... has original text related to this article Constitution of the Philippines (1899) The Malolos Constitution was the first republican constitution in Asia ...
Constitution Of The Philippines - Historical Constitutions - "Freedom Constitution" (1986)
3 Provisional Constitution of the Philippines (1986) Following the EDSA People Power Revolution that removed President Ferdinand E. 3 as a provisional constitution ... It adopted certain provisions from the 1973 constitution and granted the President broad powers to reorganise the government and remove officials from office, and mandated ...

More definitions of "constitution":

  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: composition, makeup

Famous quotes containing the word constitution:

    Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)

    If you complain of neglect of education in sons, what shall I say with regard to daughters, who every day experience the want of it? With regard to the education of my own children, I find myself soon out of my depth, destitute and deficient in every part of education. I most sincerely wish ... that our new Constitution may be distinguished for encouraging learning and virtue. If we mean to have heroes, statesmen, and philosophers, we should have learned women.
    Abigail Adams (1744–1818)

    They’re two good old friends of mine. I call them Constitution and The Bill of Rights. A most dependable team for long journeys. Then I’ve got another one called Missouri Compromise. And a Supreme Court—a fine, dignified horse, though you have to push him on every now and then.
    Dan Totheroh (1895–1976)