constitution: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon"sti-t'shun, -ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition: the chemical constitution of the cleanser.
  2. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc.: He has a strong constitution.
  3. the aggregate of a person's physical and psychological characteristics.
  4. the act or process of constituting; establishment.
  5. the state of being constituted; formation.
  6. any established arrangement or custom.
  7. (cap.) See
  8. the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed.
  9. the document embodying these principles.
  10. character or condition of mind; disposition; temperament.

Constitution The

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an American 44-gun frigate, famous for its exploits in the War of 1812 and popularly called “Old Ironsides.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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