- The definition of constituent is someone or something that is necessary in making something else whole.
An example of constituent is England being part of the United Kingdom.
- A constituent is defined as someone who has the ability to appoint another person to be a representative.
An example of constituent is a registered voter.
constituent definition by Webster's New World
- necessary in forming or making up a whole; component: a constituent part
- that can or does appoint or vote for a representative
- authorized to make or revise a political constitution or establish a government: a constituent assembly
Origin: ; from Classical Latin constituens, present participle of constituere: see constitute
- a person who appoints another to act as agent or representative
- a member of a constituency, esp. any of the voters represented by a particular official
- a necessary part or element; component
- an element of a word or construction (Ex.: in “they painted signs” the main elements they and painted signs are called immediate constituents; the further morphologically indivisible elements they, paint, -ed, sign, and -s are called ultimate constituents)
- constituently adverb
constituent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Serving as part of a whole; component: a constituent element.
- Empowered to elect or designate.
- Authorized to make or amend a constitution: a constituent assembly.
- A constituent part; a component. See Synonyms at element.
- A resident of a district or member of a group represented by an elected official.
- One that authorizes another to act as a representative; a client.
- Grammar A functional unit of a grammatical construction, as a verb, noun phrase, or clause.
Origin: Latin cōnstituēns, cōnstituent-, present participle of cōnstituere, to set up; see constitute. N., from French, from Latin cōnstituēns, from present participle of cōnstituere.
- con·stitˈu·ent·ly adverb