Meaning of 宪

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(Trad.: 憲)
Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: statute; constitution
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ xiān ] first, former, previous
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Example Words
宪法 xiàn constitution (of a country); Classifiers:
宪章 xiàn zhāng charter
宪兵 xiàn bīng military police
宪政 xiàn zhèng constitutional government
修宪 xiū xiàn to amend the constitution
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Example Sentences
The gendarmes had to pull him away.
The French president has great power, but must also be constrained by the constitution.
The constitution of this country is very tolerant, allowing citizens to enjoy basic rights and freedoms.
Freedom is our country's highest constitutional principle and should not be subject to any form of coercion.