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constructionist

[kuh n-struhk-shuh-nist] /kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who construes or interprets, especially laws or the like, in a specific manner:
a strict constructionist.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; construction + -ist
Related forms
constructionism, noun
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Examples from the web for constructionism
  • It's sometimes called textualism or strict constructionism, though they aren't exactly the same thing.
  • Although strict constructionism is not the same as conservatism, the two philosophies often coincide.
  • The result has been the emergence of social constructionism.
  • Grounded in second-order cybernetics and social constructionism, this model emphasizes the group as a linguistic system.
British Dictionary definitions for constructionism

constructionist

/kənˈstrʌkʃənɪst/
noun
1.
(US) a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly
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Word Origin and History for constructionism

constructionist

n.

1844, in reference to the U.S. Constitution, from construction + -ist. Usually with strict or loose.

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