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English noun: constitution

1. constitution (communication) law determining the fundamental political principles of a government


Synonymsfundamental law, organic law


Broader (hypernym)law


Instance hyponymConstitution, Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. constitution (act) the act of forming or establishing something


SamplesThe constitution of a PTA group last year.
It was the establishment of his reputation.
He still remembers the organization of the club.


Synonymsestablishment, formation, organisation, organization


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)collectivisation, collectivization, colonisation, colonization, communisation, communization, federation, settlement, unionisation, unionization

3. Constitution (communication) the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states


SynonymsConstitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution


Instance hypernymconstitution, fundamental law, organic law


Part holonymadvice and consent, Bill of Rights, Eighteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Nineteenth Amendment


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. constitution (attribute) the way in which someone or something is composed


Synonymscomposition, make-up, makeup, physical composition


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)genetic constitution, genotype, grain, karyotype, phenotype, structure, texture

5. Constitution (artifact) a 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


SynonymsOld Ironsides


Instance hypernymsailing warship









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