Middle English Dictionary Entry

constitūciǒun n.
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(a) A decretal or edict (of the Pope); a regulation (of the Church or its dignitaries); (b) a rule (of a monastic order); (c) a decree (as of a ruler), a law; (d) an ordinance or statute (of a town or guild).
A body of rules, customs, or laws; worldes ~, the customs of society.
One of the rules or principles (of a science); also, the body of fundamental principles.
The creation (of the world).