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constructionist

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who construes a legal text or document in a specified way: a strict constructionist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or advocating constructionism.
  • n. An advocate of constructionism.
  • n. One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, such as the United States Constitution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who construes or interprets law or the terms of an agreement, etc.: generally with a limiting adjective.

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