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That man has the constitution of an ox. The Sun (2016)We came up with a new constitution. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The proposed changes risk jeopardising the introduction of the new constitution and return to democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Then she realised that as the embodiment of the British constitution she must uphold its legal processes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To do so, he crafted a new constitution. Smithsonian Mag (2017)And he spoke in favour of a referendum on a new constitution, demanding that it should include guarantees on social welfare and environmental protection. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Monarchy excels all other kinds of constitution and government. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)The latter would draft and adopt a new constitution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In a modern democracy a constitution must be written by the people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was perhaps evidence that her fragile grip on reality also extended to a fragile physical constitution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The framework of the balanced constitution and mixed government was broadly accepted by political theorists and practising politicians alike. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)But a strong constitution is essential. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Changes to the club 's constitution could be agreed at a meeting next month. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If we lack a constitution we must make one; the nation alone has that right. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Further, what is to stop a subsequent government rewriting the constitution when it comes to power? Times, Sunday Times (2015)You need to have a strong constitution to visit some of the country's most haunted places. The Sun (2012)It's a feat worth seeing for those with strong constitutions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A new constitution will only grow out of a new collaborative political culture. After Thatcher (1989)A new and progressive constitution had to be hammered out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An assembly set up to devise the country 's new constitution has been suspended amid accusations that it was not diverse enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A new constitution was adopted that was supported by only 32% of voters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I hope voters will use this referendum to tell the Government that our constitution deserves better. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Until 2010 the constitution of the country limited a president to two six-year terms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The assembly will write the country 's new constitution, probably within a year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her new homeland's constitution guarantees her the right to be offensive, from day one. The Sun (2015)To be passed, the constitution must be approved by more than 50% of voters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You say that the constitution includes'a government right to choose which court should hear a case '. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the opposition's main hope rests on a condition that the new government must reform the constitution and hold fresh elections in 18 months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'constitution'
British English: constitution /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən/ NOUN
The constitution is the laws of a country or organization.
The government has to write a new constitution this year.
- American English: constitution
- Arabic: دُسْتُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: constituição
- Chinese: 宪法
- Croatian: ustav
- Czech: ústava
- Danish: forfatning
- Dutch: grondwet
- European Spanish: constitución
- Finnish: perustuslaki
- French: constitution
- German: Verfassung Gesetz
- Greek: σύνταγμα
- Italian: costituzione
- Japanese: 憲法
- Korean: 헌법
- Norwegian: grunnlov
- Polish: konstytucja
- European Portuguese: constituição
- Romanian: constituție
- Russian: конституция
- Spanish: constitución
- Swedish: grundlag
- Thai: รัฐธรรมนูญ
- Turkish: yasalar
- Ukrainian: конституція
- Vietnamese: hiến pháp
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