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

reconstructionist

play \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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