We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this constitution. The powers of the government of the state of Mississippi shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate magistracy, to-wit: those which are legislative to one, those which are judicial to another, and those which are executive to another. SOURCES: 1817 art II § 1; 1832 art II § 1; 1869 art III § 1. No person or collection of persons, being one or belonging to...
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