Definition of constructionist in English:

constructionist

noun

  • 1

    another term for constructivist (noun)
    • ‘His influences range from the Russian constructionists to the Bauhaus movement, and he has been inspired by everything from scrapyards to architecture and coastlines.’
    • ‘The adherents of the Bauhaus school and Russian constructionists, riding on the wave of the industrialization of the society, proclaimed the dominance of function.’
  • 2US A person who puts a particular interpretation upon a legal document, especially the US Constitution.

    ‘he is campaigning to get strict constructionists appointed to the Supreme Court’
    • ‘It's a little frightening to think what this decision could mean in the hands of one of those strictly Republican constructionists, isn't it?’
    • ‘Strict constructionists believe that government policy making should be left to the Executive and Legislative branches of government.’
    • ‘Strict constructionists like the Senator might think not.’
    • ‘What interests me is that Conservatives seem to accept that he fits the bill of a judge who will perform a strict reading of the Constitution, not some constructionist who will find things like a ‘right to privacy’ tucked away in the text.’
    • ‘Strict constructionists lie when they claim that if a right is not in the Constitution it doesn't exist.’
    • ‘As conservative constructionists, they would abide by the law passed by the legislature, allowing for abortion to continue.’
    • ‘He promised to nominate strict conservative constructionists to the federal bench.’
    • ‘Will the conservative constructionists, who believe that the Founding Fathers actually were pretty clear in their intent and that that intent hasn't changed over the years, form the majority?’

Pronunciation

constructionist

/kənˈstrʌkʃ(ə)nɪst/