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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Constituted by one's self or by itself: as, self-constituted judges; a self-constituted guardian.

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

  • adj. constituted by or established by itself


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  • It is a sore point with me, this being told what I am to do or not do by you self-constituted lords of creation.

    Chapter 6

  • There's an important additional point of view, that religious organisations should recognise themselves for what they truly are, which is self-constituted interest groups.

    Is religion a force for good... or would we be happier without God?

  • Ashton acting as self-constituted plenipotentiary on the part of her daughter and husband, and Mother Blenkensop, equally unaccredited, doing me the honour to be my representative.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • But the old gentleman, his self-constituted companion, did not allow him to recede from the invitation, which he had rather suffered to be implied than directly expressed.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • This self-constituted Censor morum reads Aristophanes and Plato, Horace and Virgil, perhaps even

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They saw themselves—and were seen by others, with varying degrees of relief, acceptance, and resentment—as the self-constituted board of directors of Europe.

    The Great Experiment

  • This pensive intramural existence of the self-constituted nun appeared likely to continue for an indefinite time.

    The Woodlanders

  • These committees were in some measure self-constituted and may have had some continuity with pre-Revolutionary committees, but most were formed in response to the recommendation of the First Continental Congress in 1774, to enforce the Continental Association against trade with Britain.

    History from Below

  • Nowhere in Paine's treatise do I find a celebration of the self-constituted popular committees, though he certainly would have approved of them as a way to begin constitutional government.

    History from Below

  • Writing retrospectively in The Rights of Man, Paine also celebrated the self-constituted popular committees which (Paine believed) from 1775 to 1777 successfully governed the new nation.

    History from Below


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