Constitution

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form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) absolutism , authoritarianism , Caesarism , despotism , dictatorship , monocracy , one-man rule , shogunate , Stalinism , totalitarianism , tyranny
legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making advice and consent
statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.) amendment
Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989) Ayatollah Khomeini , Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini , Khomeini , Ruholla Khomeini
printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is Benjamin Franklin , Franklin
statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution) Bill of Rights
constitution of the human body body-build , build , habitus , physique
interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court) broad interpretation , judicial activism
navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored Charlestown Navy Yard
largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania City of Brotherly Love , Philadelphia
constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states Constitution of the United States , United States Constitution
concerning a constitution constitutional
convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 Constitutional Convention
constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution) constitutionalism
punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed cruel and unusual punishment
Irish statesman (born in the United States); as president of the Irish Free State he was responsible for the new constitution of 1937 that created the state of Eire (1882-1975) de Valera , Eamon de Valera
former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government Democratic-Republican Party
prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution double jeopardy
branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church ecclesiology
amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932 Eighteenth Amendment
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