Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Constitute (Page: 309)

Con"sti*tute (?), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Constituted; p.pr. & vb.n. Constituting.] [L. constitutus, p.p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.]

1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.

Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority. Jer. Taylor.

2. To make up; to compose; to form.

Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction. Johnson.

3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an offie; to make and empower.

Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine. Wordsworth.
Constituted authorities, the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. Bartlett.
Constitute (Page: 310)

Con"sti*tute (?), n. An established law. [Obs.] T. Preston.