constituent vs constitutional what difference

what is difference between constituent and constitutional

English

Etymology

From Latin cōnstituēns, present participle of cōnstituō (I establish), from com- (together) + statuo (I set, place, establish); see statute or statue, and compare institute and restitute.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈstɪtjuənt/, /kənˈstɪtʃuənt/

Adjective

constituent (not comparable)

  1. being a part, or component of a whole
    • Body, soul, and reason are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man.
  2. authorized to make a constitution
    • 1769, Junius, letter on 19 December, 1769, (part of Letters of Junius)
      A question of right arises between the constituent and representative body.

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Noun

constituent (plural constituents)

  1. A part, or component of a whole
    • 1865, John Tyndall, The Constitution of the Universe (1869), page 11
      We know how to bring these constituents together, and to cause them to form water.
  2. A person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs
    • 1677, Matthew Hale, The Primitive Origination of Mankind, Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature
      whose first composure and origination requires a higher and nobler Constituent than either Chance or the ordinary method of meer Natural causes.
  3. A resident of an area represented by an elected official, particularly in relation to that official.
  4. A voter who supports a (political) candidate; a supporter of a cause.
  5. (law) One who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  6. (grammar) A functional element of a phrase or clause

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See also

  • Constituent (linguistics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • constituent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • constituent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin constituens.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /kons.ti.tuˈent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /kuns.ti.tuˈen/

Adjective

constituent (masculine and feminine plural constituents)

  1. constituent (being a part of a whole)

Related terms

  • constituir

Further reading

  • “constituent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃s.ti.ty/

Verb

constituent

  1. third-person plural present/subjunctive of constituer

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /konˈsti.tu.ent/, [kõːˈs̠t̪ɪt̪uɛn̪t̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /konˈsti.tu.ent/, [kɔnˈst̪iːt̪uɛn̪t̪]

Verb

cōnstituent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of cōnstituō

Romanian

Etymology

From French constituant

Noun

constituent n (plural constituenți)

  1. constituent

Declension



English

Etymology

From constitution +‎ -al (suffix meaning ‘of or pertaining to’ forming adjectives). Constitution is derived from Middle English constitucioun, constitucion (edict, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, statute; body of laws or rules, or customs; body of fundamental principles; principle or rule (of science); creation) from Old French constitucion (modern French constitution), a learned borrowing from Latin cōnstitūtiō, cōnstitūtiōnem (character, constitution, disposition, nature; definition; point in dispute; order, regulation; arrangement, system), from cōnstituō (to establish, set up; to confirm; to decide, resolve) (from con- (prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects) + statuō (to set up, station; to establish; to determine, fix) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand (up)))) + -tiō (suffix forming nouns relating to actions or the results of actions), -tiōnem (accusative singular of -tiō).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑnstɪˈt(j)uʃ(ə)n(ə)l/, /-stə-/
  • Hyphenation: con‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al

Adjective

constitutional (comparative more constitutional, superlative most constitutional)

  1. Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution or structure of one’s body or mind.
  2. For the benefit of one’s constitution or health.
  3. Relating to the constitution or composition of something; essential, fundamental.
  4. (law)
    1. Relating to a legal or political constitution (the basic law of a nation or institution; the formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institution).
    2. In compliance with or valid under a legal or political constitution.
      Antonyms: anticonstitutional, nonconstitutional, unconstitutional
    3. (also politics) Of a monarch: having a purely ceremonial role, or possessing powers limited by a constitution rather than plenary or unlimited powers.

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Noun

constitutional (plural constitutionals)

  1. A walk that is taken regularly for good health and wellbeing.

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References

Further reading

  • constitution on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • constitution (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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