A person who adheres on philosophy of constitutionalism.
One who advocates a constitutional form of federal government; a constitutionalist.
A supporter for the existing constitution of government.
An advocate of constitutionalism, in the place of other styles of federal government.
particularly A framer or an advocate of this French Constitution of 1791.
plural [capitalized] A name assumed by a party in Pennsylvania, about 1787, which preferred the retention associated with State Constitution of 1776, and opposed the substitution because of it of a stronger as a type of federal government.
[capitalized] A name thought by the much more modest faction of this Democratic-Republican party in Pennsylvania during many years after 1804: in opposition to the “pals of the People” or “Conventionalists.