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constitutionalism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Politics
constitutionalismcon‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al‧is‧m /ˌkɒnstəˈtjuːʃənəlɪzəm $ ˌkɑːnstɪˈtuː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PPthe belief that a government should be based on a constitutionconstitutionalist noun [countable]
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constitutionalismThus, the relationship between constitutionalism and liberalism ... is by no means a simple or straight forward one.Modern constitutionalism then has always been linked with the problem of power, in theory as well as in practice.The growth of constitutionalism raised the problem of how the limitations imposed on the state were to be enforced.The principle of constitutionalism rests on this idea of restraining the government in its exercise of power.His decision was clothed in the rhetoric of constitutionalism.For, in the spirit of constitutionalism, parliament is both accountable and the supreme law-making authority.Is it not sufficient to entrust Parliament with the task of ensuring that constitutionalism is respected in the United Kingdom?Bismarck successfully called the liberals' bluff by taking advantage of Prussia's undeveloped constitutionalism.
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