loose constructionist

noun

Definition of loose constructionist

: an advocate of loose construction (as of a statute or constitution) specifically : one favoring a liberal construction of the Constitution of the U.S. to give broader powers to the federal government — compare elastic sense 4a, strict constructionist

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“Loose constructionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose%20constructionist. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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