Definition of Constructive

1. Adjective. Constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development. "Constructive permission"




2. Adjective. Emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good. "Constructive criticism"
Similar to: Positive
Derivative terms: Constructiveness

Definition of Constructive

1. a. Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power.

Definition of Constructive

1. Adjective. Relating to construction. ¹

2. Adjective. Carefully considered and meant to be helpful. ¹

3. Adjective. (legal) Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constructive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constructive

construction helmets
construction industry
construction paper
construction site
construction worker
constructional
constructional agraphia
constructional apraxia
constructionally
constructiones ad sensum
constructionism
constructionisms
constructionist
constructionists
constructions
constructive (current term)
constructive-metabolic(a)
constructive breach
constructive criticism
constructive eviction
constructive evictions
constructive force
constructive fraud
constructive logic
constructive memories
constructive memory
constructive metabolism
constructive notice
constructive possession
constructive trust

Literary usage of Constructive

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"An early case which has sometimes been regarded as holding that insurance against total loss only will not cover a constructive total loss, is Murray v. ..."

2. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1899)
"There are certain relations which are often spoken of as trusts, and as constituting a species of constructive trusts, but which are not, in any true and ..."

3. Handbook of the Law of Trusts by George Gleason Bogert (1921)
"constructive trusts are created by courts of equity whenever the legal title to ... They are based on fraud, actual or constructive, or other wrongful ..."

4. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"constructive INTENT 17. Where a person engaged in the commission of a crime that is malum in se ... The intent in such case is called "constructive intent. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"If a person gets into a house by some trick or fraud, with intent to commit a felony therein, there is constructive breaking, and he is guilty of ..."

6. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"constructive INTENT 17. Where a person engaged in the commission of a crime that is malum in se ... The intent in such case is called "constructive intent. ..."

7. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1917)
"GROWTH OF constructive IMAGINATION constructive imagination depends for its development ... (1) As bricks could not be made without straw, so constructive ..."

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