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Constitution, breach of
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Breach of constitution is the change or removal of a constitution in a way that is not prescribed by the constitution affected; in other words, unconstitutionally. It normally entails a comprehensive change of the form of state and/or government. Since formal constitutions specify the way in which they may be modified, a breach of constitution can be easily distinguished from a constitutional change acc…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Constitution, breach of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029546>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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