1. [syn: established, constituted]
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.
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
2. To make up; to compose; to form.
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold
that defies destruction. --Johnson.
3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
Constituted authorities, the officers of government,
collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: brought about or set up or accepted; especially long
established; "the established social order"; "distrust
the constituted authority"; "a team established as a
member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an
established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the
established Church" [syn: established, constituted]