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A person who construes a legal text or document in a specified way: a strict constructionist.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly
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con•struc•tion•ist(kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst)
a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or a constitution, in a specified manner: a strict constructionist.
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a person who puts a particular interpretation on provisions of the U.S. Constitution, especially those provisions dealing with the rights of individuals and states.See also: Law
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