Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To be the elements or parts of; compose.
  • transitive verb To amount to; equal.
  • transitive verb To set up or establish according to law or provision.
  • transitive verb To found (an institution, for example).
  • transitive verb To enact (a law or regulation).
  • transitive verb To appoint to an office, dignity, function, or task; designate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To set; fix; establish.
  • To enter into the formation of, as a necessary part; make what it is; form; make.
  • To appoint, depute, or elect to an office or employment; make and empower: as, a sheriff is constituted a conservator of the peace; A has constituted B his attorney or agent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An established law.
  • transitive verb To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
  • transitive verb To make up; to compose; to form.
  • transitive verb To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
  • transitive verb the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
  • verb To make up; to compose; to form.
  • verb To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
  • noun obsolete An established law.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
  • verb to compose or represent:
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
  • verb form or compose

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English constituten, from Latin cōnstituere, cōnstitūt-, to set up : com-, com- + statuere, to set up; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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