from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The belief that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted according to the intent of those who composed and adopted it.
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- n. The view that a text should be interpreted according to the intent of its original authors.
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- n. the belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it
original + -ism (Wiktionary)