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constitutionalism

[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌɪz əm, -ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
the principles of constitutional government or adherence to them.
2.
constitutional rule or authority.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; constitutional + -ism
Related forms
anticonstitutionalism, noun
hyperconstitutionalism, noun
proconstitutionalism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proconstitutionalism

constitutionalism

/ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principles, spirit, or system of government in accord with a constitution, esp a written constitution
2.
adherence to or advocacy of such a system or such principles
Derived Forms
constitutionalist, noun
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Word Origin and History for proconstitutionalism

constitutionalism

n.

1832, "constitutional system of government;" occasionally also "constitutionality;" from constitutional (adj.) + -ism.

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