Constituent meaning

kən-stĭch'o͝o-ənt
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.

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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.

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Authorized to make or amend a constitution.

A constituent assembly.

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Empowered to elect or designate.
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A constituent part; a component.
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A resident of a district or member of a group represented by an elected official.
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One that authorizes another to act as a representative; a client.
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A structural unit, such as a verb, noun phrase, or clause, in a grammatical construction.
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Necessary in forming or making up a whole; component.

A constituent part.

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That can or does appoint or vote for a representative.
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Authorized to make or revise a political constitution or establish a government.

A constituent assembly.

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A person who appoints another to act as agent or representative.
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A member of a constituency, esp. any of the voters represented by a particular official.
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A necessary part or element; component.
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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)
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Being a part, or component of a whole.
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A part, or component of a whole.
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The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
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Serving as part of a whole; component.

A constituent element.

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A resident of a place represented by an elected official.
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(law) One who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.

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(grammar) A functional element of a phrase or clause.
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Origin of constituent

  • Latin cōnstituēns cōnstituent- present participle of cōnstituere to set up constitute N., from French from Latin cōnstituēns from present participle of cōnstituere
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin constituens, present participle of constituo (“I establish”), from com- (“together”) + statuo (“I set, place, establish”); see statute or statue, and compare institute and restitute.
    From Wiktionary