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 for Constituted authorities
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Constitute \Con"sti*tute\ (k[o^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Constituted; p. pr. & vb. n. Constituting.] [L.
     constitutus, p. p. of constiture to constitute; con- +
     statuere to place, set, fr. status station, fr. stare to
     stand. See Stand.]
     1. To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
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              Laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To make up; to compose; to form.
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              Truth and reason constitute that intellectual gold
              that defies destruction.              --Johnson.
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     3. To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and
        empower.
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              Me didst Thou constitute a priest of thine.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     Constituted authorities, the officers of government,
        collectively, as of a nation, city, town, etc. --Bartlett.
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