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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Constitute \Con"sti*tute\ (k[o^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.] [L. constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- + statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to stand. See Stand.] 1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. [1913 Webster] Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To make up; to compose; to form. [1913 Webster] Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower. [1913 Webster] Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] Constituted authorities, the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]