constitution

noun
1 laws/rules of a country
ADJECTIVE
federal, state
democratic
written

Britain does not have a written constitution.

unwritten
draft, proposed
new
interim, permanent
VERB + CONSTITUTION
draft, draw up, prepare, write

plans to draft a new constitution

have
adopt, approve, enact, promulgate, ratify, sign

The new constitution will be adopted next year.

amend, change, rewrite

A resolution to amend the constitution gained support.

Parliament will vote to change the constitution.

interpret

The president felt free to interpret the constitution as he saw fit.

uphold
violate

The president's actions violate the constitution.

reject, suspend

The constitution was suspended and the army was placed in full control.

be enshrined in

These principles are enshrined in the country's constitution.

CONSTITUTION + VERB
allow sth, guarantee sth, provide sth, provide for sth, require sth, say sth, stipulate sth

The constitution stipulated that a general election must be held within 120 days.

forbid sth, prohibit sth
PREPOSITION
according to a/the constitution, under a/the constitution

Under the constitution, an election must be called every five years.

in a/the constitution

These rights are established in the federal constitution.

PHRASES
an amendment to a constitution
a clause in a constitution
the principles of a constitution
the provisions of a constitution, the terms of a constitution
2 ability of the body to stay healthy
ADJECTIVE
good, strong
delicate, weak
physical
VERB + CONSTITUTION
have

The child had a weak constitution and was always ill.


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