A constitution is a set o fundamental principles or established precedents accordin to which a state or ither organisation is govrened. Thir rules thegither are the makkins o whit the ane is. Whan thir principles are writtin intae an aesome instrument, thae instruments mey be said tae embody a writtin constitution; gif thae are writtin intae a comprehensive instrument, thae are said tae embody a codified constitution. Some constitutions (sic as the constitution o Unitit Kinrick) are uncodified, but writtin in mony fundamental Acts o a legislatur, coort matters or treaties.
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- ↑ The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edn., Erin McKean (editor), 2051 pages, May 2005, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-517077-6.