Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

All | # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z | Submit a name
There are 25 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Effect
produce or cause

Effects
personal belongings

Either
one or the other

Elector
someone who elects: a) a qualified voter or b) a person who votes at the Electoral College for president and vice president

Electoral College
“college” means an organized group with particular aims, duties and privileges. “Electoral” means relating to elections or electors. The term “Electoral College” designates the group of people that elects the president and vice president

Emancipation
the action of freeing from slavery

Emit
issue formally and with authority; put into circulation (emit currency)

Emolument
the gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.

Endowed
provided with a quality or power

Ends
intended purposes

Engagements
obligations by agreement or contract

Enjoy
have, possess and use with satisfaction

Entangling
involving in difficulties or complicated circumstances that are difficult to get out of

Enumeration
establishing the number of something

Equity
fairness or justice. Equity is a system of rules that supplements and replaces laws in the United States when such laws are inadequate for fair settlement. It is based on principles of reason and fairness that allow the law to be adjusted to special circumstances. Originally, courts of equity were different from courts of law. Today, most states have combined the equity and law courts into one court system.

Establish
set up on a permanent basis

Evinces
shows or indicates

Ex Post Facto
after the fact. An ex post facto law is one which applies to actions committed before the law was passed. Taken from a Latin phrase meaning “from a thing done afterward.”

Excise
a tax on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of various commodities within a country, such as liquor, tobacco, etc.

Excited
created (He has excited domestic insurrections)

Execution
the putting into operation

Executive
refers to the branch of government that administers laws and government affairs

Executive departments
currently there are fifteen executive departments, such as the Departments of Defense, Commerce and Agriculture. The principal officers of these departments are called secretaries and, along with the vice president, make up the president’s “cabinet” or group of advisors.

Exercise
performance of duties

Expedient
proper under the circumstances


Submit a name