Uses and “Non-Uses” of the Word Constitution in the Political History of France

Olivier Soutet


This article aims to study the uses and “non-uses” of the word constitution in the institutional history of France in the 19th century: at the time of the Restoration of the Bourbon dynasty in 1814, after the fall of Napoleon and at the time of birth of the 3rd Republic.


constitution; history of France; Restoration; Third Republic


Barjot Dominique, Chaline Jean-Pierre, Encrevé André, 2014 (dernière éd.), La France au XIXe siècle, Paris, PUF.

Soutet Olivier, 2012 (6è éd.), Syntaxe du français, Paris, PUF.

Old Catholic encyclopedia (1907) texte en ligne (http://www.

Le Songe du Vergier (1982), texte de 1378 édité par Marion Schnerb-Lièvre (ms Royal 19CIV British Library), Paris, éd. CNRS.



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