a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
charter, social code, law;
bill of rights;
rules, regulations, fundamental principles
“the constitution guarantees our rights”
A Constitution has three main functions. First it creates a national government consisting of a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches. Second, it divides power between the federal government and the states.