- constitution [kän΄stə to͞o′shən, kän΄stətyo͞o′shən]n.[ME constitucioun < OFr constitution < L constitutio: see CONSTITUTE]1. the act of setting up or making up; establishment, appointment, or formation2. the way in which a thing is made up; structure; organization; makeup3. the physical, or rarely mental, makeup of a person [a man of strong constitution]4. the way in which a government, state, society, etc. is organized5. a decree, regulation, or custom6.a) the system of fundamental laws and principles of a government, state, society, corporation, etc., written or unwrittenb) a document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down——————the Constitutionthe document containing the fundamental laws of the United States: it consists of the seven original articles, adopted in 1789, and twenty-seven amendments
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.