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CONSTITUTOR, civil law. He who promised by a simple pact to pay the debt of another; and this is always a principal obligation. Inst. 4, 6, 9.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The constitutor is the person or the legal entity that can create the fiducia.
(1992): "Constitutores Collegiorum: el papel de las mujeres en la fundacion de collegia en Roma", Polis, 4, pp.
different historical conceptual schemes' schemes of which the subject cannot be 'their constitutor ...
The law is an important constitutor of social norms and thus its pronouncements are performative in ways that affect more than just the parties at bar.
He or she is also an active constitutor of the world, capable of creating freedoms.
On such a view lawyers are 'creative constitutors who work the indeterminate relation between lawyers and clients to progressive effects'.