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To comprise or put together. That which is duly constituted is properly made up and formally correct and valid.

Constituted authorities are officers who are properly appointed under constitutional provision to govern the people.


(Compose), verb be a feature, be inherrnt, be part of, belong, belong intrinsically, classify as, commonere, comprise, consist of, contain, create, efficere, embrace, encompass, form, include, incorporate, inhere in, involve, make up, produce, put together


(Establish), verb bring about, bring about by legislation, charter, codify, commission, constituere, create, creete by law, declare lawful, decree, designare, determine, devise, effect, effect by legislation, effectuate, empower, enact, endorse, engender, formulate, formulate by law, give legal form to, inaugurate, install, institute, invest, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, make legal, ordain, organize, originate, pass, prescribe, prescribe by law, put in force, sanction, set up, statuere, validate
Associated concepts: constitute a cause of action, constitute a crime, constitute a fraud, constitute an obstruction
Foreign phrases: Eodem modo quo quid constituitur, dissolvitur.A thing is discharged in the same way in which it was created.
See also: comprehend, comprise, consist, create, embody, establish, frame, include, launch, make, nominate

TO CONSTITUTE, contr. To empower, to authorize. In the common form of letters of attorney, these words occur, I nominate, constitute and appoint."

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