Constitution in Funetik Inglish iz konstitwshun.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑnstɪˈtuʃən/

Etymology
Borrowing from Old French constitucion (French constitution), from Latin cōnstitūtiō, cōnstitūtiōnem.

Constitution Definition:

The basic, fundamental law of a state which sets out how that state will be organized and the powers and authorities of government between different political units and citizens.

Related Terms: …Government, Constitutional Law

The basic law or laws of a nation or a state which sets out how that state will be organized by deciding the powers and authorities of government between different political units, and by stating the basic law-making and structural principles of society.

The primary contract or law by which the government of a nation or state is set out and organized.

The constitution is colloquially referred to as the "#1 law of the land"; to which all of government, citizens, corporate persons and other laws must defer in the event of any conflict.

See also: Earth Constitution