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excerpt from the Preamble

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Why is Cayman's Constitution referred to as a "living document"?

Our Constitution is a legal document and has a single legal interpretation. "Living document" tends to refer to the fact that it has an impact on every day life whether we are aware of it or not. In interpreting the Constitution, it is said to grow, expand, adapt. In this way, it can evolve like a living thing.