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constituent

1. having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
2. Becoming rare electing or having the power to elect
3. a resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote
4. Chiefly law a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney

constituent

[kən′stich·ə·wənt]
(science and technology)
An essential part or component of a system or group: examples are an ingredient of a chemical system, or a component of an alloy.
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Consequently, I feel his action is at the last politically unwise and misguided and at the worst, may be considered constituently unsavoury and that when the electorate realises this, as it eventually will, could spell disaster for the Government, and present the next general election to the Tories.