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the fundamental or organic law of the U.S., framed in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention. It went into effect March 4, 1789.


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    noun 1. Connecticut (used as a nickname).

  • Constitutive

    [kon-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo-] /ˈkɒn stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu-/ adjective 1. constituent; making a thing what it is; essential. 2. having power to establish or enact. 3. Physics, Chemistry. pertaining to a molecular property determined primarily by the arrangement of atoms in the molecule rather than by their nature or number. /ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːtɪv/ adjective 1. having power to enact, […]

  • Constr.

    1. . 2. construed. construction

  • Constrain

    [kuh n-streyn] /kənˈstreɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to force, compel, or oblige: He was constrained to admit the offense. 2. to confine forcibly, as by bonds. 3. to repress or restrain: Cold weather constrained the plant’s growth. /kənˈstreɪn/ verb (transitive) 1. to compel or force, esp by persuasion, circumstances, etc; oblige 2. to restrain […]

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