Definitions of constituent

  1. an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; " spare components for cars"; " a component or constituent element of a system"
  2. a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes; " needs continued support by constituents to be re- elected"
  3. ( grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  4. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.
  5. Having the power of electing or appointing.
  6. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
  7. That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.
  8. One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.
  9. A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.
  10. Forming a necessary part; component; as, oxygen and hydrogen are the constituent parts of water.
  11. An essential or necessary part; a voter; one who is represented by another.
  12. Constituting or forming: essential: elemental.
  13. An essential or elemental part: one of those who elect a representative, esp. in Congress.
  14. Constituting; composing.
  15. That which helps to compose; one who appoints or elects.
  16. Being a constituent; composing.
  17. One represented; a voter; a client.
  18. A necessary part.
  19. Constituting or forming an essential or elementary part; having the power of constituting or appointing.
  20. He who or that which fixes or constitutes anything; that which constitutes an essential part; one of those who elect a person to office as their representative. Constituent Assembly, the first national assembly of the French Revolution in 1788.
  21. Necessary or essential; elemental.
  22. An essential or component part; that which constitutes or composes; a voter for a member of Parliament.

Usage examples for constituent

  1. The surrender of their authority by the Peoples' Commissaries to the Constituent Assembly in December was received without criticism, and the subsequent similar surrender by the Central Council passed almost without comment. – The New Germany by George Young
  2. The way to Mount Stanning was all up hill, and the long road looked black and dreary in the dark night; but my lady walked on with a desperate courage, which was no common constituent in her selfish sensuous nature, but a strange faculty born out of her great despair. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  3. They made the Board of Regents a constituent part of the State Government, on an equality as regards powers with the Governor, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  4. He sent his eyes again about the room, which his absent- minded gaze seemed to reduce to its dismal constituent elements, and added, with an obvious effort at small talk: I hear the Fulmers are not hitting it off very well since his success. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  5. But the other constituent parts of the school have serious commercial interests at stake. – The School and the World by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell
  6. Thus form is not another constituent, but is the way the constituents are put together. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. The Constitution, like all other laws passed by the Constituent Assembly, will only come into force after having received the Royal sanction. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  8. The animals obtain their constituent elements from the plants, and restore them to the water in their original form, when they again serve as nourishment to a new generation of plants. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  9. 4. Name some use or purpose for each constituent of the blood. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  10. And that which Jesus really affirmed in the memorable but little understood words, " Ye must be born again, or from above, of Water and the Spirit," was both the possibility and the necessity to all men of realising the potential divinity belonging to them in virtue of the divinity of their constituent principles. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  11. In each country a board of directors would hold control over constituent companies, and at London, Paris or New York a high Federal Council would settle controversies and make arrangements for the business of the world. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  12. Got to stick by my constituent or he'll howl. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  13. What is to be the sanction imposing the decisions of the larger community on its constituent members? – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  14. The principles of true religion inherent in human nature, an ineradicable constituent of the constitution of man, as has been shown, are to- day obscured and shackled by the false position in which its professed friends have placed it. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  15. After nearly three years of strenuous effort, the Constituent Assembly had come to an end. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner