Constitutionalist



an adherent or advocate of or of an existing constitution.
an expert on a political constitution.
Contemporary Examples

The incoming constitutionalist president is General George Pulaski.
The Politics of “Patriots” David Frum August 8, 2012

A constitutionalist libertarian, Rawles is strongly opposed to any federal regulations on dry ice bombs.
Dry Ice Goes Boom Abby Haglage October 15, 2013

He discovers he is a “wealth creator” and begins to absorb the constitutionalist philosophy.
Walter Learns He is A “Wealth Creator” David Frum April 24, 2012

But then, as a true Democrat and constitutionalist, Mr. Obama decided to obtain congressional permission.
Syria: What Have We Learned? Leslie H. Gelb September 11, 2013

Historical Examples

Mr. Sumner was an idealist—neither a constitutionalist nor a practical statesman.
The Galaxy Various

After the war he became editor of the constitutionalist, published in Augusta, Ga., in which city he still resides.
Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson

He had been Minister under Ismal, but was a constitutionalist.
Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Henry denied the woeful state of the country which the constitutionalist speakers had pictured.
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge

He summarises the complaints of constitutionalist people, putting them in the mouth of observers at Vienna.
Talleyrand Joseph McCabe

Pendleton, of course, was the ideal man to lead the constitutionalist attack.
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge

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