HyperDic: united_states_constitution

English > 1 sense of the expression United States Constitution:
NOUNcommunicationUnited States Constitution, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution, Constitution of the United Statesthe constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
English > United States Constitution: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states.
SynonymsU.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution, Constitution of the United States
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Instance offundamental law, organic law, constitutionlaw determining the fundamental political principles of a government
PartsBill of RightsA statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Eighteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920
Fourteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868
Nineteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920
advice and consentA legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's / President's powers of appointment and treaty-making

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