Constitutionalism meaning

kŏn'stĭ-to͝o'shə-nə-lĭz'əm, -tyo͝o'-
The definition of constitutionalism is being ruled by basic standards and ideals which are consistent with an overriding rule of law or ethics.

An example of constitutionalism is federal laws of the United States government which are consistent with the U.S. Constitution.

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Government according to a constitution.
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Government in which power is distributed and limited by a system of laws that the rulers must obey.
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Philosophical belief in government under a written constitution.
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Adherence to constitutional principles or government.
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