The definition of constitute means to set up or to have the pieces of something.(verb)
An example of constitute is for a one room schoolhouse to be made up of students of all different ages.
See constitute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME constituten < L constitutus, pp. of constituere, to set up, establish < com-, together + statuere, to set: see statue
See constitute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb con·sti·tut·ed, con·sti·tut·ing, con·sti·tutes
Origin: Middle English constituten
Origin: , from Latin cōnstituere, cōnstitūt-, to set up
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + statuere, to set up; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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