Constructionist
Constructionist Con*struc"tion*ist, n. One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist. [1913 Webster]

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  • constructionist — n. A person who interprets a law, especially the Constitution, in a particular way. (2) Building houses and other structures. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • constructionist — 1844, in reference to the U.S. Constitution, from CONSTRUCTION (Cf. construction) + IST (Cf. ist). Usually with strict or loose …   Etymology dictionary

  • constructionist — [kən struk′shənist] n. [see CONSTRUCTION, sense 4] a person who interprets, or believes in interpreting, a law, document, etc. in a specified way …   English World dictionary

  • constructionist — noun Date: 1838 one who construes a legal document (as the United States Constitution) in a specific way < a strict constructionist > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constructionist — constructionism, n. /keuhn struk sheuh nist/, n. a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or the like, in a specific manner: a strict constructionist. [1835 45; CONSTRUCTION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • constructionist — con•struc•tion•ist [[t]kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst[/t]] n. a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or a constitution, in a specified manner: a strict constructionist[/ex] • Etymology: 1835–45 con•struc′tion•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • constructionist — shənə̇st noun ( s) : one who construes an instrument (as the United States Constitution) in a specific way the Soviet Union, abandoning its usual strict constructionist position, urged a broad interpretation of what constitutes “states directly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • constructionist — 1. adjective Of, pertaining to, or advocating constructionism. 2. noun An advocate of constructionism …   Wiktionary

  • constructionist — n. interpreter, commentator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • constructionist — noun 1》 another term for constructivist (see constructivism). 2》 US a person who puts a particular interpretation upon a legal document …   English new terms dictionary

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