Constitute

Definition of Constitute

Con´sti`tute   Pronunciation: kǒn´st
v. t.1.To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
[imp. & p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.]
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To make up; to compose; to form.
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction.
- Johnson.
3.To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
- Wordsworth.
Constituted authorities
the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc.
- Bartlett.
n.1.An established law.

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