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  • n. Plural form of constitution.


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  • When she was twelve years old, Anna came out, and went to a succession of parties, which she called constitutions, where girls only were invited.

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  • The idea that governments can be limited by written constitutions is a fantasy.

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  • They are purists who worry too much about abstract theories concerning fundamental principles which should be incorporated in constitutions, without fully understanding and appreciating the nature of practical politics.

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  • Enshrining discrimination in state constitutions is not what makes a country great. Snapshot

  • The careful attention given to the security and seclusion of nuns in the constitutions is reiterated by Herman.

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  • For instance, the outer margin at the end of the constitutions is marked, "This is the end, stop here" in Latin and German. 123 The nuns kept the manuscript up to the Order's requirements by adding saints to the litany.

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  • And most countries, at least in constitutions written since World War II, have wisely chosen to have limited terms for their highest courts.


  • One of the beauties of the federal Constitution, in contrast to many state constitutions, is that it deals in broad and enduring principles — principles that have allowed it to last.

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  • Speaking of the probable enforcement of the National Constitution against the "Grandfather clause" in Southern constitutions, Walter E. Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, said:

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  • Then the whole world realized the great truth that the foundations of empire are not found in constitutions or statutes, in law books or musty parchments, nor are they found in armies and navies, but in the hearts and souls of men.

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