Con·sti·tute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.]
1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To make up; to compose; to form.
Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold that defies destruction. --Johnson.
3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine. --Wordsworth.
Constituted authorities, the officers of government, collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc.
adj : brought about or set up or accepted; especially long
established; "the established social order"; "distrust
the constituted authority"; "a team established as a
member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an
established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the
established Church" [syn: established] [ant: unestablished]