What does the word constitution mean?

Usage examples for constitution

  1. He had the constitution of the State to back him. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  2. The question of size of the Federal District had been settled by the Constitution- it was to be ten miles square. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  3. 122. " Upon supposition of its being reconcileable with the constitution of nature." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown