la constitución. 'la constitución'. This feminine noun means 'constitution'. For example, 'los derechos establecidos por la Constitución para nuestros ciudadanos' / 'The rights established by the Constitution for our citizens'. La constitución.
1 (creación) setting up
vamos a proceder a la constitución de un comité de representantes we are going to set up a committee of representatives
a causa de la nueva constitución del gobierno because of the make-up of the new cabinet; la constitución del equipo hace pensar que el entrenador quiere un juego de ataque the line-up suggests that the coach favours an attacking game
3 (complexión) constitution
es de constitución débil he has a weak constitution
4 (Política) constitution
la Constitución the Constitution; jurar la Constitución to swear allegiance to the Constitution
Since its first one of 1812, Spain has had no fewer than nine constitutions, including the current one, which brought stability to Spanish political life. Drawn up by the democratically elected UCD government, the Constitución de 1978 symbolizes the spirit of reconciliation that prevailed during Spain's transition to democracy (1975-82), and has helped the country through a period of radical but peaceful change. The Constitution was ratified by Parliament on 31 October 1978 and approved by a referendum on 6 December, finally receiving the royal assent on 27 December 1978. Apart from setting forth general principles on the nature of the Spanish state, it deals with such issues as the powers of the comunidades autónomas (regional governments), the role of the Crown in a parliamentary monarchy, and the status of Spain's different languages.