Constituted authorities

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CONSTITUTED AUTHORITIES. Those powers which the constitution of each people has established to govern them, to cause their rights to be respected, and to maintain those of each of its members.
     2. They arc called constituted, to distinguish them from the constituting authority which has created or organized them, or has delegated to an authority, which it has itself created, the right of establishing or regulating their movements. The officers appointed under the constitution are also collectively called the constituted authorities. Dall. Dict. mots Contrainte par corps, n. 526.

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines remains to be loyal to the constituted authorities to include the judicial, legislative and executive branch of the government and we are taking orders from our commander-in-chief, who is the president,'' military spokesman Lt.
These chosen leaders, the constituted authorities, were the only ones who could rightly exercise the power to make laws and treaties.
Rather, as Jennifer Fisk Rondeau states in the Terpstra volume, the confraternities' practice of writing statutes and electing officials permitted them to speak and act corporately in the public sphere; this made them potentially su bversive to constituted authorities.
35) During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, however, Flanders enjoyed a fundamentally Germanic system of law and custom that was based more on negotiation among groups and less on decisions of constituted authorities.
Every town in the kingdom of any importance,' it read, "with the solitary exception of Birmingham, is possessed of a Town Hall at the command of the constituted authorities, and it is not creditable to the public spirit of this place to be left without such an accommodation.
Dickson, who enjoined the people to continue to cooperate with constituted authorities and to live in harmony with their neighbours in their geographical locations, also advised them to continue to raise genuine issues peacefully.
Actually, the Revised Penal Code of 1930 already had Article 154 declaring as unlawful the 'use of means of publication and unlawful utterances' to spread 'false news,' but PD 90 used the term 'rumor mongering' to talk about crimes that might 'cause panic, divisive effects among the people, discredit of or distrust for the duly constituted authorities, undermine the stability of the Government.
This is no fiction, and our astonishment could hardly be greater, had legislators, with the numerous other encouragements afforded, authorized the constituted authorities of these Institutions to confer Diplomas and Doctorates upon those who had most highly distinguished themselves for their improvement in the science and manifold mysteries of iniquity.
The law also applies to 'any person who by the same means, or word, utterances or speeches shall encourage disobedience to the law or to the constituted authorities or praise, justify, or extol any act punished by law.
The officer corps and rank-and-file of the Philippine National Police dissociate ourselves with any pseudo organization using the name of the police and military institutions in patently political moves to wrest power from duly constituted authorities,' PNP spokesperson Chief Supt.
The government believes the group has 'clear intention to establish an Islamic State' and has the capability 'to deprive the duly constituted authorities - the President, foremost - of their powers and prerogatives.