1400-50;late Middle English < Latinconstitūtus (past participle of constituere; see constituent), equivalent to con-con- + -stitūtus, combining form of statūtum, past participle of statuere to set up. See statute
constituter, constitutor, noun
preconstitute, verb (used with object), preconstituted, preconstituting.
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).