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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"(It is committed) by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end, or upon any person or persons who shall utter seditious words or speeches, write, publish, or circulate scurrilous libels against the Republic of the Philippines or any of the duly constituted authorities thereof," it read.Inciting to sedition is a bailable case.
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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. On the other hand, especially by the sixteenth century, church and state officials recognized that confraternities were apt instruments for implementing their new social and religious policies.
Such an approach tends to justify the exclusion of women from certain activities;(34) the introduction of Roman law was, in fact, frequently accompanied by the diminution of the female as a juridical person.(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.(36)
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One charge stemmed from the senator's remarks against the president during the amnesty rowthat "were intended to instill in the minds of the people a feeling of hatred and distrust towards the President of the Philippines, the Government and its duly constituted authorities.