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Constitution

The basic law of a polity. The constitution states how the polity governs itself and usually enshrines the rights that its citizens have. For example, a constitution may state how often legislative elections occur and indicate the limits of legislative purview. It also may guarantee rights such as freedom of religion and the right to vote for the candidate of one's choosing. See also: Bill of rights.
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On the other hand, for family homes constructed after the effectivity of the Family Code on August 3, 1988, there is no need to constitute extrajudicially or judicially, and the exemption is effective from the time it was constituted and lasts as long as any of its beneficiaries under Art.
As for the level of proficiency, the number of Omanis employed during November is as follows: specialists constitute 8.
A question exists about how much work is enough to constitute construction for purposes of section 199.
Under California law, retirement plans often constitute community property.
This problem is being addressed by clearer rules of engagement, which will partly deal with the question of what constitutes architectural knowledge, and how that knowledge is exchanged between those who make the built environment.
In their view, condemning one private use solely to allow development of another does not constitute a public purpose and is therefore unconstitutional.
The California Supreme Court in Bank of the West, however, did not tackle the more basic question of what constitutes advertising.
Children, undifferentiated, usually constitute too sweeping a category, as opposed to these social subdivisions.
Together, these constitute the Lacanian "imaginary" of the book's subtitle.
compose, comprise, constitute Compose means to create or put together.
The amendment is designed to enhance the Board's ability to perform its functions in the event of a national emergency, and would not alter the number of Board members required to constitute a quorum in normal operating environments.
Pathogens that infect more than one host species are by definition likely to be encountered in several host populations, some of which may constitute infection reservoirs.