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.)
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What it endangers is a narrow conception of Russian power, understood through the eyes of its dictatorial leader.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
By the end of the construction period, the number of deaths had reached roughly twenty percent of the workforce.
Tonn and Blank Construction An Indiana construction company.
A Minnesota based agricultural/industrial construction company.
The streets here are rather wide for an Italian city but would be deemed intolerably narrow in America.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
As he was toiling slowly up a narrow, rocky pass, he suddenly saw an Indian's head peering over the ledge.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
If one has thoughts to express, it is possible to learn very soon some method of construction.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Her thin and narrow hands held the balcony railing rather tightly.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens