Definition of constituent
From Latin constituens, present participle of constituo ("I establish") < com- ("together") + statuo ("I set, place, establish"); see statute or statue, and cf. institute and restitute.
constituent (not comparable)
- being a part, or component of a whole
- authorized to make a constitution
constituent (plural constituents)
- a part, or component of a whole
- a resident of a place represented by an elected official
- (grammar) a functional element of a phrase or clause
- constituent in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- constituent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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