Differentiate between the big c constitution and the small c constitution. w/1 september 14. Constitution:outlines divisions of power between levels of government. A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. Supreme law of the land in a given territory. 1867; constitution act; british north america act (bna act). Constitution act 1982; does not replace the bna act, it adds to it. Part of constition; charter of rights and freedoms. In 1982 people became part of the constitution. Constitutionalized rights; before the only right had that couldn"t be taken away was free of charge of crime to plead case in english or french. Violated section 8; everyone has right to be safe against unreasonable search and seizure. Anyone whos rights and freedoms are denyed, they can apply to a court for revenue compensation. 19th century, constitution referred to the parliament; held by the parliament.