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  • proper noun The supreme law of some countries, such as Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

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Examples

  • "Framing the Constitution," in McMaster's _With the Fathers_, pp. 106-149, or Thorpe's _Story of the Constitution_, Chautauqua Course,

    A School History of the United States

  • I am a servant -- the people are my masters -- here is what they require that you support, not this or that part of the Constitution, but '_the Constitution_,' that is, the _whole_. "

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • I am a servant -- the people are my masters -- here is what they require that you support, not this or that part of the Constitution, but '_the Constitution_,' that is, the _whole_. "

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 4 of 4

  • It's understandable, to be sure: they have to live with their ancestors 'folly and pretend that it was all for the best, and that the monstrous collection of platitudes which they call a Constitution, which is worse than useless because it can be twisted to mean anything you please by crooked lawyers and grafting politicos, is the ultimate human wisdom.

    THE NUMBERS

  • It's understandable, to be sure: they have to live with their ancestors 'folly and pretend that it was all for the best, and that the monstrous collection of platitudes which they call a Constitution, which is worse than useless because it can be twisted to mean anything you please by crooked lawyers and grafting politicos, is the ultimate human wisdom.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • It's understandable, to be sure: they have to live with their ancestors 'folly and pretend that it was all for the best, and that the monstrous collection of platitudes which they call a Constitution, which is worse than useless because it can be twisted to mean anything you please by crooked lawyers and grafting politicos, is the ultimate human wisdom.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • We wouldn't want to send the message to the Honduras people that actually sticking up for your Constitution is a GOOD thing!

    Clinton to meet with deposed Honduran leader

  • Being able to see if a certain law violates the Constitution is a requirment.

    State of the Union: Powell on Sotomayor, affirmative action

  • Plain and simple, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution is about an individual citizens right to take up arms against an Oppressive government.

    Sotomayor addresses gun rights

  • Is this what the Constitution is about, that document limiting the powers of the government and championing individual rights?

    Health care overhaul clears split Senate committee

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