constituent constituent  /kən ˈstɪ tʃu ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
  2. (n) a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
  3. (n) something determined in relation to something that includes it
  4. (n) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  5. (n) an abstract part of something
  6. (adj) constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Usage(s):

  1. After last weeks town brawls, its suddenly harder to spot a concerned constituent just looking to converse with his congressman.
  2. Marshall Rose, chairman of the nonprofit Lincoln Center Constituent Development Project Inc.
  3. Its constituent groups, which are sharing the cost of the project, have $100 million left to raise.

News

  1. TDEC Official: Water Complaints Could Be Considered an 'Act of Terrorism'

    Adding to the department's record of excellent constituent service and environmental oversight , a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation official told concerned citizens… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nashville Scene

  2. Linsky to hold office hours July 15

    State Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick,  has announced he plans to hold constituent office hours  July 15  in the three towns that are part of his district.  
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  3. State senator holds barbecue fundraiser, Trenton councilwoman opens constituent office

    Sen. Shirley Turner will hold her 21st annual Family Barbecue, Councilwoman Kathy McBride opened a constituent office.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

Quotes

  1. "No community or constituent should be denied recovery assistance due to their governor's political ideology or political aspirations," Clyburn said Wednesday.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: James Clyburn Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This was a voter, a constituent, hollering out a question from across an area asking, 'What are you gonna do about Pakistan? You better have an answer to Pakistan.' I said we're gonna do what we have to do to protect the United States of...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly will end the monarchy and establish a republic _ there will be no compromise," the Maoists' leader, Prachanda, told reporters Thursday.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: chairman Prachanda Source: KTAR.com

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