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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"A fund may be constituted, either by depositing the sum, or by producing a guarantee acceptable under the legislation of the State Party where the fund is constituted and considered to be adequate by the Court or other competent authority."
The teams were constituted at a meeting presided over by NAB chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, a NAB spokesman said, which reviewed the preliminary report of the case submitted by a combined investigation team (CIT).
Rehman said Imran Khan should constitute a probe committee on rigging allegations, we have constituted TORs regarding the working of RTS.
FBR constituted a two-member committee in Abbottabad, six-member committee in Bahawalpur, five-member committee in Faisalabad, five-member committee in Gujranwala, 11 member committee in Hayatabad, 14 member committee in Islamabad, 24 member committee for Karachi, 14 member committee for Lahore, 13 member committee for Multan, eight-member committee for Peshawar, six-member committee for Quetta and a five-member committee for Rawalpindi.
The three member bench headed by Justice Khosa and comprising Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, was constituted on Friday to hear the case and after the Justice Khosa recused himself from the bench, the new bench will be constituted by the chief justice.
New Delhi [India], September 12 ( ANI ): In order to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of GST, the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley today constituted a Group of Ministers under the convenorship of Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi.
A: A family home is deemed constituted on a house and lot from the time it is occupied as a family residence.
Out of 67 cases 31 cases (46.5%) belonged to the age group 26-50 years, which constituted the majority followed by 20 cases (29.8%) in the age group 13-25 years followed by 14 cases (20.8%) in the age group 51-75 years and 2 cases above 75 years of age constituting 2.9%.
Youth and sports programs have accounted for 1.8% with 157 broadcasting hours; while the news programs constituted 0.6% with 52 broadcasting hours.
In November 2013, the volume of money transfers from abroad constituted 124.4 million USD (208.8 million GEL), which is 13.9 million USD (25.2 million GEL), or 12.6 percent, more than the amount in November 2012.
Taking note of the matter, the Supreme Court has asked all 19 states and UTs to inform it by January 14 about the measures taken by them and the timeframe within which the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights would be constituted in accordance with Section 17 of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.