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constitute

[kon-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/
verb (used with object), constituted, constituting.
1.
to compose; form:
mortar constituted of lime and sand.
2.
to appoint to an office or function; make or create:
He was constituted treasurer.
3.
to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
4.
to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
5.
to create or be tantamount to:
Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
6.
Archaic. to set or place.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin constitūtus (past participle of constituere; see constituent), equivalent to con- con- + -stitūtus, combining form of statūtum, past participle of statuere to set up. See statute
Related forms
constituter, constitutor, noun
nonconstituted, adjective
preconstitute, verb (used with object), preconstituted, preconstituting.
self-constituted, adjective
self-constituting, adjective
unconstituted, adjective
well-constituted, adjective
Synonyms
3. institute, commission.
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British Dictionary definitions for un constituted

constitute

/ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make up; form; compose the people who constitute a jury
2.
to appoint to an office or function a legally constituted officer
3.
to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
4.
(law) to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
5.
(law, obsolete) to set up or enact (a law)
Derived Forms
constituter, constitutor, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin constituere, from com- (intensive) + statuere to place
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Word Origin and History for un constituted
constitute
mid-15c., verb use of adjective, "made up, formed" (14c.), from L. constitutus "arranged, settled," pp. adj. from constituere "to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish;" of persons, "to appoint to an office; to establish, to form something new, to decide," from com- intensive prefix + statuere "to set" (see statue).
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