[ kuhn-struhk-shuh-nist ]
/ kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst /
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a person who construes or interprets, especially laws or the like, in a specific manner: a strict constructionist.
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Origin of constructionist
First recorded in 1835–45; construction + -ist
OTHER WORDS FROM constructionistcon·struc·tion·ism, noun
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How to use constructionist in a sentence
They become abominably shrewd in a degrading, casuistical strict-constructionism.
British Dictionary definitions for constructionist
/ (kənˈstrʌkʃənɪst) /
US a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly
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