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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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'The new barangay administrators were not able to immediately constitute or reconstitute the BSWMC,' she said.
Omani males constitute 50 per cent of the total Omani population.
(3) The Commissioner shall constitute benches comprising three or more members of the Commission to hear and decide complaints, applications, petitions or appeals filed before it under this Act.
The DWT was asked by the claimant shipowner to either constitute a limitation fund in the UAE, by deposit of a P&I Club letter of undertaking, pursuant to the LLMC 1976, or to make a declaration that a limitation fund for the maritime claims brought against it could be established.
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.
German chancellor, Angela Merkel, had rejected French president Francois Hollande's call to constitute a banking union as soon as possible.
Gunshot wounds constitute 61.2% (1365), stab wounds -- 14.4% (321), burns - 2% (44), brain injuries - 17.4% (388), other reasons -- 2% (44).
1 : to form the whole of <Twelve months constitute a year.>
The Tax Court stated that "[t]he determination of whether a transfer of funds constitutes a loan is a question of fact" It explained that, "[i]n order for a transfer of funds to constitute a loan, at the time the funds are transferred there must be an unconditional obligation (i.e., an obligation that is not subject to a condition precedent) on the part of the transferee to repay, and an unconditional intention on the part of the transferor to secure repayment of, such funds" (emphasis added).
Rumsfeld recognized that although the president has extraordinary powers during a declared war to allow for swift prosecution of that war, he has no power to constitute a court--even a military court--on a whim.
Also, the chief counsel for the California Board of Equalization, which has the authority to administer California's property tax programs, issued a memorandum March 14, 2003, requesting an amendment to Rule 462.240 that specifies transfers that do not constitute a "change in ownership" for reassessment purposes.
First, advertising revenue associated with newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, periodicals, and similar printed publications is deemed to constitute DPGR, if the receipts from the disposition of the publications are or would be DPGR.