|a.||1.||Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.|
|2.||Having the power of electing or appointing.|
|n.||1.||The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.|
|2.||That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.|
|3.||One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; - correlative to |
The electors in the district of a representative in Congress, or in the legislature of a State, are termed his constituents.
|4.||(Law) A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.|
|Noun||1.||constituent - 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; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"|
|2.||constituent - a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes; "needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected"|
|3.||constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction|
Synonyms: grammatical constituent
|4.||constituent - an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"|
|Adj.||1.||constituent - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)|
CONSTITUENT. He who gives authority to another to act for him. 1 Bouv. Inst.
2. The constituent is bound with whatever his attorney does by virtue of his authority. The electors of a member of the legislature are his constituents, to whom he is responsible for his legislative acts.