reconstructionism


re·con·struc·tion·ism

noun, often capitalized \-shə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of RECONSTRUCTIONISM

1
:  a movement in 20th century American Judaism that advocates a creative adjustment to contemporary conditions through the cultivation of traditions and folkways shared by all Jews
2
:  advocacy of post-Civil War reconstruction
re·con·struc·tion·ist \-sh(ə-)nist\ adjective or noun often capitalized

First Known Use of RECONSTRUCTIONISM

1942

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