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    In an academic thesis would you write words like president, constitution, parliament in capital letters? I am not a native speaker so I don't know the rules for this. I would, however, write them in capital letters but then why would you not write a word like judiciary in capital letters? What are the rules?

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    If it's the name, use capitals:
    The Houses of Parliament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camilla
    In an academic thesis would you write words like president, constitution, parliament in capital letters? I am not a native speaker so I don't know the rules for this. I would, however, write them in capital letters but then why would you not write a word like judiciary in capital letters? What are the rules?
    If one talks about a specific President or Constitution, it should be capitalized. We would not capitalize these words for general purposes.

    The President held a news conference last night.
    In a few months we will elect a president.

    Each country should have a constitution.
    Many of our rights are guaranteed by the Constitution.

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