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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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