Constitution etymology


English word constitution comes from Latin constituo

Etymology of constitution

Detailed word origin of constitution

Dictionary entry Language Definition
constituo Latin (lat) (with infinitive) I decide, resolve.. I set up, establish, confirm.
constitutio Latin (lat) A constitution, disposition, nature, character. A definition; point in dispute. A regulation, order, arrangement, system.
constitucion Old French (fro)
constitution English (en) (government) The formal or informal system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government or other institutions.. (law) A legal document describing such a formal system.. A person's physique or temperament.. The act, or process of setting something up, or establishing something; the composition or structure of such a thing; its makeup.. The general health of a person.