constituently

constituent

[kuhn-stich-oo-uhnt]
adjective
1.
serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.
2.
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.
noun
3.
a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
4.
a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
5.
Grammar. an element considered as part of a construction.


Origin:
1615–25; < Latin constituent- (stem of constituēns, present participle of constituere to set up, found, constitute), equivalent to con- con- + -stitu- (combining form of statuere to set up) + -ent- -ent

constituently, adverb
nonconstituent, adjective, noun
preconstituent, noun


3. See element.
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constituent (kənˈstɪtjʊənt)
 
adj
1.  forming part of a whole; component
2.  having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
3.  rare electing or having the power to elect
 
n
4.  a component part; ingredient
5.  a resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote
6.  chiefly law a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney
7.  linguistics immediate constituent Compare ultimate constituent a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction
 
[C17: from Latin constituēns setting up, from constituere to establish, constitute]
 
con'stituently
 
adv

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constituent
c.1660, adj., "essential, characteristic," from L. constituentem, prp. of constituere (see constitute). "That makes up, that composes," hence "that appoints or elects a representative to a body" (1714), and as a noun, "one who appoints or elects a representative."
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