reconstructionist

noun
re·​con·​struc·​tion·​ist | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce reconstructionist (audio) \
plural reconstructionists

Definition of reconstructionist

1 or Reconstructionist : an adherent of Jewish reconstructionism
2 or Reconstructionist : an advocate of post-Civil War reconstruction
3 : a person who reconstructs a past event (such as a car accident) as a profession an accident reconstructionist

Other Words from reconstructionist

reconstructionist or Reconstructionist adjective
Reconstructionist Judaism

First Known Use of reconstructionist

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Reconstructionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconstructionist. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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