constructionist

[ kuh n-struhk-shuh-nist ]
/ kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst /

noun

a person who construes or interprets, especially laws or the like, in a specific manner: a strict constructionist.

Origin of constructionist

First recorded in 1835–45; construction + -ist

Related forms

con·struc·tion·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for constructionism

constructionist

/ (kənˈstrʌkʃənɪst) /

noun

US a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly

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