reconstructionism

noun, often capitalized
re·con·struc·tion·ism | \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-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

Other Words from reconstructionism

reconstructionist \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-sh(ə-)nist \ adjective or noun often capitalized

First Known Use of reconstructionism

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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