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Anticonstitutional
Anticonstitutional An`ti*con`sti*tu"tion*al, a. Opposed to the constitution; unconstitutional.
Apostolic constitutions
Apostolic Ap`os*tol"ic, Apostolical Ap`os*tol"ic*al, a. [L. apostolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. apostolique.] 1. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age. 2. According to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles; as, apostolic faith or practice. 3. Of or pertaining to the pope or the papacy; papal. Apostolical brief. See under Brief. Apostolic canons, a collection of rules and precepts relating to the duty of Christians, and particularly to the ceremonies and discipline of the church in the second and third centuries. Apostolic church, the Christian church; -- so called on account of its apostolic foundation, doctrine, and order. The churches of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem were called apostolic churches. Apostolic constitutions, directions of a nature similar to the apostolic canons, and perhaps compiled by the same authors or author. Apostolic fathers, early Christian writers, who were born in the first century, and thus touched on the age of the apostles. They were Polycarp, Clement, Ignatius, and Hermas; to these Barnabas has sometimes been added. Apostolic king (or majesty), a title granted by the pope to the kings of Hungary on account of the extensive propagation of Christianity by St. Stephen, the founder of the royal line. It is now a title of the emperor of Austria in right of the throne of Hungary. Apostolic see, a see founded and governed by an apostle; specifically, the Church of Rome; -- so called because, in the Roman Catholic belief, the pope is the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and the only apostle who has successors in the apostolic office. Apostolical succession, the regular and uninterrupted transmission of ministerial authority by a succession of bishops from the apostles to any subsequent period. --Hook.
constitutional formula
Formula For"mu*la, n.; pl. E. Formulas, L. Formul[ae]. [L., dim. of forma form, model. SeeForm, n.] 1. A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said. 2. (Eccl.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines. 3. (Math.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula. 4. (Med.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound. 5. (Chem.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound. Note: Chemical formul[ae] consist of the abbreviations of the names of the elements, with a small figure at the lower right hand, to denote the number of atoms of each element contained. Empirical formula (Chem.), an expression which gives the simple proportion of the constituents; as, the empirical formula of acetic acid is C2H4O2. Graphic formula, Rational formula (Chem.), an expression of the constitution, and in a limited sense of the structure, of a compound, by the grouping of its atoms or radicals; as, a rational formula of acetic acid is CH3.(C:O).OH; -- called also structural formula, constitutional formula, etc. See also the formula of Benzene nucleus, under Benzene. Molecular formula (Chem.), a formula indicating the supposed molecular constitution of a compound.
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism Con`sti*tu"tion*al*ism, n. The theory, principles, or authority of constitutional government; attachment or adherence to a constitution or constitutional government. --Carlyle.
Constitutionalist
Constitutionalist Con`sti*tu"tion*al*ist, n. One who advocates a constitutional form of government; a constitutionalist.
Constitutionally
Constitutionally Con`sti*tu"tion*al*ly, adv. 1. In accordance with the constitution or natural disposition of the mind or body; naturally; as, he was constitutionally timid. The English were constitutionally humane. --Hallam. 2. In accordance with the constitution or fundamental law; legally; as, he was not constitutionally appointed. Nothing would indue them to acknowledge that [such] an assembly . . . was constitutionally a Parliament. --Macaulay.
Constitutionist
Constitutionist Con`sti*tu"tion*ist, n. One who adheres to the constitution of the country. --Bolingbroke.
sand-lot constitution
Sand-lot Sand"-lot`, a. Lit., of or pert. to a lot or piece of sandy ground, -- hence, pert. to, or characteristic of, the policy or practices of the socialistic or communistic followers of the Irish agitator Denis Kearney, who delivered many of his speeches in the open sand lots about San Francisco; as, the sand-lot constitution of California, framed in 1879, under the influence of sand-lot agitation.
Unconstitutional
Unconstitutional Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al, a. Not constitutional; not according to, or consistent with, the terms of a constitution of government; contrary to the constitution; as, an unconstitutional law, or act of an officer. --Burke. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al"i*ty, n. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al-ly, adv.
Unconstitutionality
Unconstitutional Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al, a. Not constitutional; not according to, or consistent with, the terms of a constitution of government; contrary to the constitution; as, an unconstitutional law, or act of an officer. --Burke. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al"i*ty, n. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al-ly, adv.
Unconstitutional-ly
Unconstitutional Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al, a. Not constitutional; not according to, or consistent with, the terms of a constitution of government; contrary to the constitution; as, an unconstitutional law, or act of an officer. --Burke. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al"i*ty, n. -- Un*con`sti*tu"tion*al-ly, adv.

Meaning of Constitution from wikipedia

- A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed. These rules together...
- The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national...
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- The Constitution Society is a nonprofit educational organization headquartered at 11447 Woollcott St, San Antonio, Texas, U.S., founded in 1994 by Jon...
- USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of...
- United States Constitution have been proposed by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into...
- The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino: Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas) is the constitution or supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. Its...
- The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nigeria has had a series of constitutions. The current constitution was...
- The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada; the country's constitution is an amalgamation of codified acts and uncodified traditions and...
- The Preamble to the United States Constitution is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles. It...