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    In the sense of

    "As far as the United Kingdom is concerned, whilst it may be accurate to say that it does not have a written constitution in the sense of a single identifiable constitutional document, it would be misleading to describe the constitution as unwritten/uncodified in its entirety."

    I cannot find the definition for the above highlighted term in any dictionary. Can "In the sense of" and "Becase of" be interchargeably used in the above case. If not, please advise the meaning for the said term and give me some examples for explanation. Thanks.

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    Re: In the sense of

    It means 'in the meaning/form of a single...document...'

    'He tried to explain radioactivity to me but I couldn't grasp the sense of what he was saying.'
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    Re: In the sense of

    "Sense" means "meaning" in that expression.

    It is an explanatory, or defining phrase used to clarify the intended meaning of what preceded it (in this case "written constitution").

    I must say that I was surprised not to find it in any of the standard dictionary websites!

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    Re: In the sense of

    It's in plenty of the standard dictionaries here.

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    Re: In the sense of

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's in plenty of the standard dictionaries here.
    You're right of course, but I was referring to the expression "in the sense of."

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    Re: In the sense of

    Thank you for your explanations from both of you!!

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