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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.