A theory of interpretation of the Constitution that holds that the courts, particularly the Supreme Court, should be bound by the exact words of the Constitution, or by the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, or a combination of both. (Compare broad construction.)
He utterly repudiated the narrow construction of our national charter.
This is a narrow construction of the Canadian Act, and savours somewhat of smartness and sharp practice.
But its ultimate bearing goes far beyond such a narrow construction.