Etymology
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constitutionalism (n.)

1832, "the theory or principle of a constitutional system of government;" occasionally also "constitutionality, adherence to constitutional government;" from constitutional (adj.) + -ism. Related: Constitutionalist (1766).

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Definitions of constitutionalism

constitutionalism (n.)
a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution);
constitutionalism (n.)
advocacy of a system of government according to constitutional principles;
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