constitutionalist definition

  • noun:
    • 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.
    • an advocate of constitutional government
  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning constitutionalism or its adherents.

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