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provide with a constitution, as of a country

take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal

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incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional

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We would be ill-advised to look to Canada for guidance on governing ourselves, especially when deciding whether to constitutionalize such radical change.
Indeed, the original concept of dual federalism intended for states to constitutionalize individual rights.
First, although certain specific doctrines were set aside in 1937, there was no successful move to constitutionalize the New Deal settlement.
partisanship and constitutionalize the principle that society must
Lastly, one cannot help but note that the same justices who were hesitant to constitutionalize questions of democratic theory in Vieth were nonetheless willing to do precisely this in Citizens United.
Summary: The logic behind the European Union's drive to constitutionalize budget constraints and remove key economic decisions from electoral politics is internally sound.
agreed and created balancing tests to constitutionalize negligence
The choice whether to constitutionalize or legislate is a complex one, driven by many factors, including whether existing constitutional provisions permit or obstruct particular forms of legislation.
That goal is reflected in the European Union's current focus on creating a "fiscal compact," which would constitutionalize member states' commitment to supposedly inviolable deficit ceilings.
We will constitutionalize it in such a way that EC is further empowered.
Finally, Part IV explains why the conclusion that the death penalty should be abolished was an inevitable consequence of the Justices' initial decision to constitutionalize the death penalty.
4) This command accomplishes the central purposes of the Amendment, which were to constitutionalize the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and to ban the Black Codes.
Mad if the United States should constitutionalize the dollar, 'along the lines suggested here, there would be little or no concern about the adherence of other countries to the dollar's continuation as the international unit of account.
Functional weaknesses relating to the weak enforcement powers at the disposal of nonstate mechanisms of democratic control could be rectified to some extent via forms of institutional reform that would, in effect, constitutionalize the pluralist order.
The first alternative is to constitutionalize the confessions rule as a rule of evidence at trial: the accused's statement to a person in authority would be inadmissible unless the Crown proved it voluntary beyond a reasonable doubt, as a principle of fundamental justice under section 7 of the Charter.