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

a person who construes or interprets, especially laws or the like, in a specific manner:
a strict constructionist.
(US) a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly

1844, in reference to the U.S. Constitution, from construction + -ist. Usually with strict or loose.


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