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Topical headingConstitutions
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Variant(s)Associations, institutions, etc.--Constitutions
See alsosubdivision Constitution under names of individual corporate bodies
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Constitutional law
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Scope noteHere are entered collections of constitutions or texts of individual constitutions. Works about constitutions or constitutional law are entered under Constitutional law.
Subject example tracingNote under Constitutional law
Found inArbuckle, M. A compilation and exploratory conceptual analysis of the legal instruments of twenty-one national social service agencies and their local chapters in King County, 1960 (includes a collection of constitutions, by-laws, charters, and articles of incorporation of various social service agencies)
Merriam-Webster's dictionary of law, c1996, via website, Oct. 19, 2011 (constitution 1. the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it. 2. a written instrument containing the fundamental rules of a political or social organization)
Wikipedia, Oct. 19, 2011 (A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state of other organization is governed. These rules together make up, i.e. constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to comprise a written constitution. Constitutions concern different levels of organizations, from sovereign states to companies and unincorported associations.)