1. The term ‘constitution’ existed long before modern constitutions emerged. Originally used to describe a person’s physical state, it was soon applied to the body politic, yet not in a normative sense, but as a description of the situation of a country as determined by a number of factors such as its geography, climate, population, customs, and laws (Grimm 100). Still today, it retains a multiplicity of meanings, as even a short look at the definitions given in general dictionaries will show. Even in legal usage, the concept of constitution is not reserved to...
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