The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.
The fundamental, organic law or principles of government of men, embodied in written documents, or implied in the institutions and usages of the country or society; also, a written instrument embodying such organic law, and laying down fundamental rules and principles for the conduct of affairs.
the written framework for the government of the United States.
The formal structure of the Republican government.
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The fundamental law of an organized group. It establishes its government system and the principles guiding its operation.
A set of fundamental rules for the governance of an organization such as a State.
laws used to govern a state or country
The basic law or laws of a nation or a state which sets out how that state will be organized by deciding the powers and authorities of government between different political units, and by stating the basic principles of society. Constitutions are not necessarily written and may be based on aged customs and conventions, as is the case in England and New Zealand (the USA, Canada and Australia all have written constitutions).
The fundamental law of a nation or state which establishes the character and basic principles of the government.
The rules of government of an International union, and in some cases Local unions, are codified in what is known as the union's Constitution. Constitutions specify the way the union will function, the way its officers will be paid, how it will be organized, and the duties of members of the union.
It is desirable that every company have a formal Constitution which sets out the rules governing the structure and running of the company rather than rely on the provisions of the Corporations Act which is very complex.
a legal document that outlines the name, purpose, authority, relationships and financial structure of an organization; Women of the ELCA Constitutions and Bylaws (churchwide organization, synodical women's organization, congregational or intercongregational unit, special unit)
A document outlining the basis of the rules of a country or organization.
written document that sets out the rules for how a country or club or association will be governed, and the rights and responsibilities of its members
A set of principles established by a government and followed by a society.
The law that defines the powers and responsibilities of the Parliament of Victoria. (A full copy of the Victorian Constitution Act 1975 is available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents site.)
The fundamental law of a state or a nation; creates the branches of government and identifies basic rights and obligations.
The set of basic rules by which a country or state is governed. In Australia's case it is a document written in the 1890s which sets out the structure of Australian federal politics. The Constitution can only be amended through a constitutional referendum.
The document containing the laws and plan of the government of the United States.
The fundamental rules of any institution that exercises governmental powers (rule-making, applying and enforcing rules dispute resolution, etc.). The different kinds of governance bodies that may have constitutions include nations village communities and regions: water-use, pasture and forest governance groups: cooperatives: and religious and ritual organizations. To be affective constitutions do not necessarily need to be written or approved by some state governing body.
a written document which indicates how the state is to be governed. Constitutional law takes precedence over statute law and cannot be altered by the government through legislation but by the more complex process of constitutional amendment. In Canada, one part of the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, can indeed be overwritten by statute. Section 33, which is seldom mentioned by those celebrating the "triumph of human rights" in Canada, gives the right to any legislature, federal or provincial, to state in any new statute that it shall be valid for five years at a time "notwithstanding" that it is in breach of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Known as the "notwithstanding clause", it renders the human rights in Canada at the whim of a legislature with a majority government from the last election, with a determination to remove human rights.
Founding document or documents that spell out the structure and rules of a political system and reflect the political culture.
This is the key document that defines what Congress is, its purpose, what it can do, and who can take part. It also sets out the role of the Agenda Committee and the rules for electing the Chair and Vice Chair of Congress and the Agenda Committee.
The system of fundamental principles by which a political body or organization governs itself. Most national constitutions are written; the English and Israeli constitutions are unwritten.
The written charter of rights to which Nationalists often appeal. Reference may be to pre-constitutional rights (such as the Declaration of Independence, "unwritten" constitution, Rights of Englishmen, Universal Rights of Man, Higher Law or God's Law).
The governing directive or bylaws of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War it expands upon our Federal Charter as found within the U. S. Code.
The document establishing the Company and governing the relationship between Shareholders.
The document which establishes the basic principles of the American government.
formerly known as a trust deed, it is a document setting out the methods of application, investment and withdrawal of funds within a managed investment, unit trust or superannuation fund.
law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
a basic set of rules for the daily running of your club or group
a blueprint and set of limitations on the powers of the government it defines
a body of precepts the purpose of which is to control government action until modified in some authorized manner
a body of principles that establishes the structure of government and the relationship of that government to people who are governed
a body of rules in accordance with which the powers of government are distributed and exercised
a charter or plan of government that represents, in essence, a pact between the government and the governed
a clearly defined collection of the most important laws and precedents of a country, with regard to self rule and maintenance of the state
a collection of principles and rules which establish a legal and political framework reflecting a country's history, political structure and fundamental values
a complex document embodying fundamental choices about the type of country an independent East Timor will be
a concise document laying down the groundwork for a nation
a Contract between citizens as to how their state is to be governed
a device to keep it from going beyond those powers
a document or covenant drawn out of the ideals of Christian thought
a document setting out the fundamental principles and ground rules of, for example, a State
a document that defines the long-term purpose of the organization and the structure of the organization
a document that describes the relationship between an organization and its membership
a document that guarantees certain rights and freedoms
a document that outlines the laws and principles of a nation or organization
a document that sets up and serves as the basis of a system of government
a document which states the objectives and powers of an organisation
a fine thing, but without the will to enforce it, the document remains mere words on paper
a fundamental law laying down basic objectives of a polity, and the procedures of institutional functioning to facilitate the attainment of the stated goals
a law for governments
a legal document defining the powers of the government
a legal document that defines the sovereignty of an entity such as a state or an organisation
a legal instrument given rise, amongst other things, to individual rights capable of enforcement in a court of law
a legal instrument, giving rise, among other things, to individual rights capable of enforcement in a court of law
a list of fundamental laws recognized by the band outlining the powers of the people and the powers delegated to the chief and council (Headmen) and any other legislative body by the band and the powers of the Elders
a living document relevant to your organisation
a living document, which in most developing countries is changed or adjusted regularly as power relations and interests change
a living statement of the resolves of people to give themselves sustained good government
a Magna Charta of the people's rights, the fundamental law of the land, intended, not for short periods of time, but for all time
a mechanism by which a sovereign people structure their political environment, by which they determine what kind of society they want to have
a must for any democracy
a must if we are looking at a federal state, which must structure the relations between member-states and central government so that these may not be changed unilaterally be either party
an act or process of composing, setting up, or establishing a system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution
an attempt to define some universal principles into a social contract as a basis for unity in legal and military matters - at least to determine what people agree not to fight
an entrenched provision writ large, and the paper appears at this point to be ruling out Queensland having one
an important model nationalist document
a pact between citizens and governments
a plan that provides the rules for government
a political body that regulates people's relationship with the state
a powerful document, but it's just a negotiated agreement between people
a sacred document
a set of fixed written rules that limits the exercise of political power
a set of formal rules which leaves every individual whether being a king, president, producer or consumer, a specific area of action in his institution
a set of general rules, it is the fundamental law
a set of laws and principles, which direct how an organisation or country is governed
a set of laws and rules for the government, as well as for the people
a set of laws on how a country is governed
a set of rules and laws that tells how a government is organized and run
a set of rules and principles by which a country or state is governed
a set of rules and regulations that govern the structures of an organisation and how it should function
a set of rules by which a country is governed and that the Parliament must obey
a set of rules which describes the key institutions of government-particularly the composition of the legislature and the executive- and specifies the procedures which government institutions must follow if their actions are to be authoritative
a simpler document than a trust deed or a memorandum and articles of association and you may not need the help of a professional legal adviser to set it up
a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good
a social contract adopted by one population (the body politic) to organize life in society
a special document which requires special rules for its interpretation
a statement of general principles and procedures which are intended to have an enduring quality from one generation to another
a system of fundamental principles according to which a nation is established and governed
a system of government, and no system of government fulfills its basic purposes if it cannot settle divisive political issues by non-violent means
a text which contains the fundamental rules of a State or a group of States
a thing antecedent to a government
a unique legal document
a working and up-to-date document that is relevant and practical
a written agreement made by the members of a group
a written document, which becomes a guide about every procedure and possibility that your group can use
a written record of the purpose and the rules for the group
A constiution is the basic laws by which a nation, people or group organize and govern themselves.
Also known as a trust deed, it is a document that governs the operation of a managed investment and setting out, amongst other things, investment, application and withdrawal procedures.
A document of policy determining how a government should and will act.
The supreme law of a country. The Canadian Constitution is made up of the British North America Act 1867 (now called the Constitution Act 1867) and its amendments, all the Acts and orders which gave Canada new territories and created its provinces, the Constitution Act 1982, plus unwritten customs called conventions.
formerly known as a Trust Deed, a document setting out the methods of application, investment and withdrawal of funds within an Australian managed investment scheme or unit trust.
An NHS Foundation Trust's constitution describes what type of body it is and its primary purpose, as well as defining its membership and its address. Key offices/staff groups may also be defined under the constitution. The constitution may also set out the internal governance arrangements.
A document that an organisation produces in order to define the way it will operate.
the document that lays out the basic framework for a government; we have a U.S. Constitution and a State Constitution
The written instrument embodying the fundamental principles of the state that establishes power and duties of the government and guarantees certain rights to the people.
A plan of government or the rules of our country.
system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, or group is governed
Canada's written constitution is the Constitution Act, 1867. It vests executive power in the Queen, with authority to be exercised on the advice of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. It also provides for one Parliament of Canada, consisting of the Queen, the Senate and the House of Commons, and makes specific provisions for the exercise of legislative power. This legal structure is modified by the democratic convention of responsible government.
A written instrument defining and limiting the duties and powers of a government and guaranteeing certain rights to the people who are subject to that government's laws. New Jersey's first constitution was adopted in 1776, its present one in 1947.
The body of fundamental principles according to which a state is governed.
Legal documents establishing the relationship between timeshare owner, developer, trustee and management company. Establishes the rules for the operation of a resort.
The fundamental principles of the State that guarantees powers and duties of the government and guarantees certain rights to the people. Michigan's current State Constitution was adopted in 1963.
This is the collection of inter-related legal documents that establishes the relationship between timeshare owner, trustee, developer and management company.
A written document that contains the fundamental laws of a state or nation. | The United States Constitution was ratified in 1789. [ Lesson 2
The collection of inter-related legal documents establishing the relationship between timeshare owner, developer, trustee, and management company. Effectively the rules by which the resort is run.
The structures and fundamental principles of a government, usually in written form (Great Britain is notable for its "unwritten" constitution). The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land, meaning that all other laws (including state laws), executive actions and judicial decisions must be consistent with it. Granting power to the government from the people, the Constitution of the United States can only be changed by the people (through their representatives). Read About the United States Constitution.
A document setting out the fundamental principles governing the running of an organisation. It normally includes such things as the goals of the organisation, membership requirements, rights and fees, meeting times, voting rights and standing orders for meetings.
The basic laws and principles of a nation that define the powers and responsibilities of government and the rights of the people. The United States has a written constitution, but constitutions in some other nations are unwritten.
The set of basic rules by which a country or state is governed. In Victoria, the Constitution Act 1975 sets out the structure of state politics. The Constitution can be amended by Parliament, though amendment of some parts requires an absolute majority of both Houses.
The fundamental law of our nation that establishes the conception, character, and organization of its sovereign power and the manner of its exercise. Also, the document that contains the guiding rules and principles, the descriptions of the power of the government, and the essential rights of the people of a country or state or other governing collective.
constitution is a written document that explains the basic laws and principals of a government. The United States Constitution explains the laws of our government.
A set of statements which describes the fundamental rules of a political system, including a characterization of the core activities of major political structures. Most constitutions are a single, written document, such as the United States Constitution, but some are embedded primarily in major statutes, precedents, and legal decisions.
Broadly refers to any organisationâ€(tm)s founding legal document, setting out its objectives and mode of operation. Often more formally described as a "trust deed", "memorandum", or "articles of association". Funders may ask to be supplied with evidence of applicantsâ€(tm) legal status (e.g. official registration number or legal reference).
A written instrument defining and limiting the duties and powers of a government, and guaranteeing certain rights to the people who are subject to the edicts of such government.
A nationâ€(tm)s (or stateâ€(tm)s) highest written instrument of law providing the extent and form of government power and individual rights.
The body of fundamental principles or established precedents to which a nation is acknowledged to be governed. The commonwealth constitution grants concurrent and exclusive powers to the Commonwealth and imposes explicit restrictions upon the States.
A written instrument embodying the fundamental principles of the state that guarantees powers and duties of the government and certain rights to the people.
(in relation to laws and policy) : the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it : a written instrument embodying the rules of a political or social organization
the laws and principles used to run a country or organization
A statement of the laws governing a society or group. The NSW Constitution establishes the framework for the system of government in the State, e.g. two Houses of Parliament.
A document which sets out basic principles and laws of a nation, state or social group. These principles and laws determine the powers and duties of a government and guarantee certain rights to the people under it.
() The distribution and representation of age and/or size classes in a crop. Syn. Stand structure. () The final legal declaration that a specified area has been given a specific status in law, e.g., as reserve. ( BCFT).
New Zealand does not have one codified document that contains the constitution. In New Zealand, the set of statutes, decisions of the courts, common law powers, and constitutional conventions which together establish and describe the major institutions of government, state their principal powers and broadly regulate their exercise.
Legal documentation which describes and regulates the relationships between the management company, trustee, developer, and owner. The constitution essentially establishes guidelines as to how the resort is run.
The constitution incorporates into one document all the existing EU treaties and protocols, including the Charter of Fundamental rights. The intention is to make these more accessible, transparent and coherent. The dangers it introduces include; a full time President of the European Council; more power to national Parliaments to ask for changes to legislative proposals; changes to the various systems in the Council; and from 2014, a smaller Commission. The text was agreed by Heads of State in 2004 and now has to be unified by each Member State before it can come into force.
Document which details the basic political system of a country. The most popular constitution is the US Constitution, which has been eroded by democracy.
Rules and regulations an organization employs to determine its government and procedures.
a plan that provides the rule for a government.
The fundamental constituting and legal document of The United Methodist Church. The Constitution was approved as part of the Plan of Union for the merger of The Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church in 1968. It establishes the basic outline for the organization of the denomination as well as establishing the office and role of the bishop. The Constitution establishes the Judicial Council as the body to rule on matters of church law as passed by the General Conference. A two-thirds majority of the General Conference and a two-thirds affirmative vote of the aggregate number of members of all annual conferences may only amend the Constitution. The Constitution is printed in The Book of Discipline.
The constitution for the resort lays out the guidelines as to how the resort is managed and operated. It is a legal document which describes and regulates the relationships between the management company, trustee, developer, and owner. It is the rules by which the resort is run.
A document describing legal guidelines regulating a timeshare resort's operation.
The law that states the rules for the governing body.
a set of laws or rules for a town, city, country
Group of laws that rules a country
the document that defines the United States government. It also sets forth certain inalienable rights of American citizens. The Constitution delimits the specific powers of each branch of the federal government, and sets forth their duties.
Canada's constitution consists of two parts. The first contains the written constitution â€“ the Constitution Act, 1867. It vests executive power in the Queen, with authority to be exercised on the advice of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. It also provides for one Parliament of Canada, consisting of the Queen, the Senate and the House of Commons, that exercises the legislative powers of government. It also encompasses the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Finally, it provides for the distribution of powers to the federal and provincial legislatures. The second part is the constitutional convention of responsible government, the democratic rule that informs how the legal structure of the written constitution is to be modified in practice.
A set of laws by which a country or organization is governed.
A document drawn prior to the departure of an emigrant party. They were designed to regulate, conduct, and set rules the party would abide by on the trails. They usually didn't work.
A document that sets out a statement of laws or rules. Every State has its own Constitution. The Australian Constitution sets out the procedures, processes and powers of the Commonwealth Parliament. See South Australian Constitution Act.
The system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution (organization). See Bylaw. b. The document on which such a system is recorded.
A set of rules dealing with the running of our country and which establishes the structures and processes of our political system. Under this document the six Australian colonies agreed to federate an 1901
a system of basic laws and principles that outlines the nature and limits of a government or another institution
The constitution is a 17-page document that sets down the rules for our guild. The constitution needs an absolute majority at 2 Guild Councils in order to be changed.
a document outlining the basis on which a company is established
The legal and procedural framework which governs the way an organisation works.For RSLs the constitution is called the Rules and,for a company, Memorandum and Articles of Association.
A constitution is a system, often codified as a written document, that establishes the rules and principles whereby an organization or political entity is governed. In the case of countries, this term refers specifically to a national constitution defining the fundamental political principles, and establishing the power and duties, of each government. Most national constitutions also guarantee certain rights to the people.