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Meaning of 宪

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(Trad.: 憲)
Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: statute; constitution
Chinese Definition:
①法令:宪章。宪令。宪兵。
②指“宪法”:违宪。立宪。制宪。
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
1
The gendarmes had to pull him away.
2
The French president has great power, but must also be constrained by the constitution.
3
The constitution of this country is very tolerant, allowing citizens to enjoy basic rights and freedoms.
4
Freedom is our country's highest constitutional principle and should not be subject to any form of coercion.