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transitive verb con·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, con·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, con·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
- To provide with or make subject to a constitution.
- To incorporate into or sanction under a constitution: “Today a like kind of wisdom might caution against constitutionalizing every grievance that might (or might not) appear tomorrow” (Potter Stewart).
- conˌsti·tuˌtion·al·i·zaˈtion noun