Definition of Constitutionalism

1. Noun. A constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution).

Generic synonyms: Form Of Government, Political System
Derivative terms: Constitutionalist

2. Noun. Advocacy of a system of government according to constitutional principles.

Definition of Constitutionalism

1. n. The theory, principles, or authority of constitutional government; attachment or adherence to a constitution or constitutional government.

Definition of Constitutionalism

1. Noun. Philosophical belief in government under a written constitution. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constitutionalism

constitutional monarchies
constitutional monarchist
constitutional monarchists
constitutional monarchy
constitutional psychology
constitutional reaction
constitutional symptom
constitutional type
constitutional types
constitutional ulcer
constitutionalism (current term)

Literary usage of Constitutionalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Skobeleff and the Slavonic Cause by Olʹga Alekseevna Novikova (1883)
"... on constitutionalism—Why unsuited to Russia—The Moscow ... the Emperor— The social Revolution the outcome of constitutionalism—Autocracy responsible and ..."

2. Regional Integration and Cooperation in West Africa: A Multidimensional by Réal P Lavergne (1997)
"constitutionalism also ensures the political and social stability ... West African states have barely begun instituting constitutionalism as a mode of ..."

3. The Press and Politics in Japan: A Study of the Relation Between the by Kisaburō Kawabé (1921)
"This was a period of the growth of constitutionalism and nationalism, \ both of which were greatly fostered by the press.. In the fourth period (1897-1906), ..."

4. Modern Egypt by Evelyn Baring Cromer (1908)
"... Rescript of August 28, 1878—constitutionalism of Tewfik Pasha —3. 1 HE MINISTERS—The Departments—Position of an Egyptian Minister—4. ..."

5. Servia by the Servians by Alfred Stead (1909)
"CHAPTER IV THE CONSTITUTION AND constitutionalism BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ... THE commencement of constitutionalism in Servia dates from the commencement of ..."

6. Grounds and Rudiments of Law by William Taylor Hughes (1908)
"A ground and rudiment of law is the mandatory requirements of a constitutionalism and these cannot be waived.12 For a presentation of these views the ..."

7. The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany by Charles Edmund Maurice (1887)
"FIRST EFFORTS OF constitutionalism, 1820—1832. Effect of Napoleonic Wars on Italian Feeling.—Austrian promises and performances in Lombardy.—Vincenzo Monti. ..."

8. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1913)
"THE RISE OF constitutionalism, 1814-1866 810. The Provincial Diets.—Gradually after 1814 the kingdom recovered from the depression into which by its loss of ..."

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