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    Question Constitutive structure

    Hello, folks!
    I've recently encountered an idiom which is impossible to translate for me alone - Constitutive structure. I can only tell that it is used in the field of government administration. Could you, hopefully, provide a definition for this phrase?

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    Re: Constitutive structure

    It's not an idiom. What's the context? Without knowing that, it's hard to see the meaning.

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    Re: Constitutive structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's not an idiom. What's the context? Without knowing that, it's hard to see the meaning.
    Oh, it figures that I misunderstood the meaning of 'idiom'. Now, "it figures" in this context is an idiom, isn't it?

    Context: "Constitutive structure: autonomous institutions in a decentralized public administration".

    Thanks for teaching!

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    Re: Constitutive structure

    I'd use I guess/reckon or it seems, not it figures there.

    I'm not an expert in this area, but if public administration is decentralized, then the power to make decisions has to be somewhere- with the bodies, which are independent because of the lack of a central administration.

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