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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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Children less than five years constitute the largest group, constituting 15 per cent of the population.
Stressing the importance of constituting higher number of benches to dispose of appeals, the bill recommended bringing the number of members in a bench down to two.
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Among the 67 cases, males were majority constituting 71.6% (n=48) followed by females constituting 28.4% (n=19).
The statistics showed that news programs were broadcasted for two thousand hours; while the share of entertainment and art programs reached one thousand and 540 hours constituting 17.6% of the total broadcasting hours.
NAB by constituting complaints cells had urged people to file their complaints in thee cells about corruption and embezzlement in governmental departments.
A modification that actually restricts or reduces the benefits granted to the service provider will not ordinarily be treated as a material modification constituting treatment as a new grant.
And, the majority ruled, there was no emergency that necessitated the president constituting a tribunal without first obtaining the explicit authorization of Congress.
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The final regulations provide that activities constituting construction include activities typically performed by a general contractor, such as management and oversight of the construction process (including approvals, periodic inspection of the progress of the construction project, and required job modifications).
Courts can and will enforce these provisions, for example, those regarding non-waiver by owner and architect certifications as not constituting acceptance of the work, and they may thus serve to nullify owner conduct that appears to be contrary to the owner's belated position on such key issues as damages for delay.